Recycling

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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Bin Placement

Place recycling bin(s) at the curb with the lid closed. Please leave four feet of clearance between your recycling bin(s) and your trash cart.   

What's Accepted

*Corrugated 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 yard waste 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.

Contact Us

  1. Aaron TeBockhorst

    Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator 
    Email

    Ph: 319.248.1740


    Coralville Drop-off Recycling Center

    Until April 9, 2023:
    950 Hughes St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    (site under surveillance)

    Starting April 10, 2023:
    212 1st St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Staff Directory

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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.

Coralville's Drop-Off Recycling Location Is Moving

Until April 9, 2023: 
Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center

Location: 950 Hughes St., Coralville, IA
Get directions

Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (site under surveillance).

What's Accepted

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

  • Paper, plastic, and aluminum/tin goes in one bin
  • Corrugated cardboard in a separate bin. 
  • Glass goes in the purple bin.

Trash is not accepted.

Beginning April 10, 2023:
Coralville Drive-Thru Recycling Center

Location: 212 1st St., Coralville, IA
Get directions

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

What's Accepted

Sorting
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.

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About Glass Recycling a 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.

Drop off recycling containers

Area Recycling Sites

Paper, plastic, metal, corrugated cardboard, & glass

Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center
950 Hughes 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

Hy-Vee
1914 8th St.
Coralville, IA 52241

Recycling News

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
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