Most of that sounds like landfill items: carpeting, building materials, etc. Take it to 1954 County Home Road, Marion. Open Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The fee is $38 per ton.
If the cabinets are wood, they can be recycled at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids as part of the wood recovery program. $15 per ton with a $5 minimum.
If they are wood, they can be recycled at A Street. All wood materials are accepted, except green-treated wood and wood with lead based paint.
The City of Cedar Rapids delivers our recyclables to City Carton Recycling.
Once they arrive at our Cedar Rapids City Carton location, the materials are processed through our equipment which sorts it by type of material.
Once sorted, it is then baled and transported to end users to be made into new products.
Correct. Hazardous materials should not go in the garbage. they can be dropped off for no charge in the Solid Waste Agency's Resource Recovery building, 1954 County Home Road, Marion. open 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. No appointment needed.
If you have an clean and empty paint can, you can put it in the CURBY cart. If you dry out the latex paint, you can put that in your GARBY cart. Wet paint should be taken to the Solid Waste Agency.
Since we have an automated sorting system, film type plastics (like plastic bags and case wrap) will clog our machines.
We can accept this type of material with grocery bags at our drop site locations.
They can be taken to either Solid Waste Agency location, 1954 County Home Road or 2250 A Street SW. The fee is $1 per tire up to eight regular car tires. Have more than 8 tires and the fee is $140 per ton - that's the price the Agency pays to have them recycled.
Look for a coupon in your summer Cedar Rapids utility bill for a coupon to dispose up to 8 car or small truck tires for free. The coupon is valid through August 31.
For more information on how to recycle plastic bags, please visit www.recyclemorelinncounty.com for videos and additional explanations.
If you are no longer paying for garbage service, Cedar Rapids Solid Waste will not collect your material. I recommend taking it to the Solid Waste Agency on County Home Road.
For the cabinet question, don't worry about hardware even if you are recycling them. Our equipment can handle nails, screws and hinges. If it's mostly wood, you're all good!
Currently approximately 1.5% of the material we receive from Linn County residents is sent to the landfill from the single stream curbside program.
The recycling guidelines do vary city-by-city. Some accept glass curbside, most do not. The best way to find out is to call your hauler. Cedar Rapids and Marion operate their own trucks. Every other community uses private haulers. Call your city clerk to find out yours.
The landfill is due to contamination that is received in the material.
TVs, computers and all electronics can be recycled for no charge at either Solid Waste Agency location. 5 TVs/monitors per load, with no limit on all other electronics. The Solid Waste Agency subsidizes electronics recycling, so there is no fee for Linn County residents.
Recycling is all about separating different materials. If you have paper or other types of materials in your plastic bags it contaminates the load. It is important to remember that plastic bags should not be placed in the CURBY cart, but can be taken back to the grocery store.
The technical term for Styrofoam is “EPS”, or Expanded Polystyrene. Recycle More Linn County receives a lot of questions about EPS, but we are still assessing the need to recycle styrofoam from businesses and at drop sites in Linn County.
Plastic bags can also be taken to the City Carton Drop-off site in Cedar Rapids at 901 Ingleside Dr. SW. They have a separate container for plastic bags and the facility is available 24/7.
EPS is a lightweight material that requires expensive, special equipment to process. It weighs so little that it fuel and transportation costs for EPS often exceed the value of the worth of an entire semi load of EPS.
Unfortunately no, Solid Waste Agency services and programs are for Linn County residents.
The City of Cedar Rapids does not do garbage amnesty days any more. You are right, it was overwhelming. Instead, we offer the CleanUpCR events in the spring and fall. Residents can bring materials to the A Street facility of the Solid Waste Agency with a ticket they receive in their utility bill. We collect a variety of materials in one place and are able to recycle about 65%. www.CleanUpCR.com
Compost can be purchased by out-of-county residents for $15 per ton.
There is a market for recycled glass and City Carton Recycling will continue to accept glass.