Iowa City bans cardboard in landfill

Starting Jan. 2, Iowa City residents may no longer throw away their cardboard.

The Iowa City Landfill will no longer accept cardboard in the trash; it must be recycled at curbside or take to a recycling facility, according to a news release from Iowa City.

According to the news release, the city’s new effort will keep millions of pounds of cardboard out of the landfill; 4,000 tons of cardboard end up in the landfill each year.

City recycling coordinator Jane Wilch said in an email to The

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