Recycling News

New Coralville Drive-in Recycling Center Opens April 10
New center at 212 1st Street offers a convenient, indoor location; Hughes St. location closes permanently on April 10. Read on...

Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center Offers Glass Recycling
There are six area glass drop-off locations, including one in Coralville. Glass is not accepted in curbside recycling. Put only glass in the purple glass recycling bin. Paper, trash, or non-glass items can contaminate the load.  Read on...

Battery Recycling in Coralville
If you have household batteries to get rid of, don’t throw them away – recycle them at a local battery drop-off site, including the Coralville Recreation Center. Read on...

Curbside Recycling
The City of Coralville provides recycling services for single family and duplex housing. Curbside recycling is picked up the same day as garbage.

Collection Days
View the garbage and recycling collection days map.

Collection Time
Set out recycling by 7:00 am the day of pickup to avoid being missed. Please do not set out recycling earlier than 6:00 pm the day before pickup.

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Contact Us

  1. Aaron TeBockhorst

    Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator  

    Ph: 319.248.1740

    Coralville Drop-off Recycling Center

    (New location)
    212 1st St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

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Where to Put Your Recycling Bin
Place recycling bin(s) at the curb with the lid closed. Please leave four feet between your recycling bin(s) and your trash cart.   

What You Can Recycle Curbside

*Cardboard is not allowed in your trash. View cardboard recycling information

Collection Trucks

City recycling trucks are used to pick up curbside recycling. On occasion, if a recycling truck is out of service, a different truck may be used to collect and transport recycling so that service is not interrupted. In those rare instances, recycling is co-mingled and sorted at the recycling facility.
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Curbside Bins

  • All curbside recycling containers must be City-issued yellow bins with black lids. 
  • Each home may have two recycling bins upon request. Check out bins at City Hall at no charge. If your bin is lost, stolen, or damaged, you are responsible for the cost of a replacement bin ($15). 
  • If you move, leave the recycling bin at your service address. 
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Sort Your Recycling

  • Recyclables must be sorted for curbside pickup.  How to sort 
  • If using two containers, using one bin for paper and cardboard and the other bin for separated metals and plastics.

Drop-Off Recycling
Coralville Recycling Center Has Moved
Coralville Drive-In Recycling Center

Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: 212 1st St., Coralville, IA
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Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

What's Accepted

Follow the labels on the containers.  There are five types of bins:

  • Paper goes in one bin
  • Plastic goes in one bin
  • Aluminum/tin goes in one bin
  • Corrugated cardboard in a separate bin
  • Glass goes in the purple bin

Trash is not accepted.


About Glass Recycling at the Coralville Drop-off Recycling Center

Paper, plastic, metal, corrugated cardboard, and glass may be taken to the Coralville Drop-off Recycling Center.

Follow the signs and put the correct items in the correct bins. Note that only glass is accepted in the purple container. Plastic bags, garbage, or non-glass items cannot be included. These things can contaminate the load. Glass is not accepted in curbside recycling collection.

Area Recycling Sites
Paper, plastic, metal, corrugated cardboard, & glass

Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center
212 1st St.
Coralville, IA 52241

East Side Recycling Center 
2401 Scott Blvd. SE
Iowa City, IA 52240

Iowa City Landfill and Recycle Center 
3900 Hebl Ave. SW
Iowa City, IA 52246

South Riverside Recycling Center 
1200 South Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52246

Glass only

Robert A. Lee Recreation Center parking lot
 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Upper City Park
200 Park Rd., Iowa City

Plastic bags only

1914 8th St.
Coralville, IA 52241