For the caps question: Caps don’t have to be taken off soda bottles or milk cartons, however you should rinse them out so they don’t smell up your bin. You may leave the lids on containers.
by CityCarton6/24/2014 5:36:33 PM
When lids are removed, they usually end up mixed with other small residuals that are discarded as trash, after being processed at the materials recovery facility.
by CityCarton6/24/2014 5:36:41 PM
What should I do with old computers, and TVs? Are they recyclable?
by Nick6/24/2014 5:37:05 PM
Yes, 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.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:37:30 PM
How do I get a larger CURBY cart?
by Mindi6/24/2014 5:38:47 PM
It is easy to get a CURBY cart. Just call Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division at (319) 286-5897. Each residential customer is allotted one city-issued CURBY cart free of charge.
by m.murphy6/24/2014 5:39:06 PM
What should I do with old paint?
by Timothy6/24/2014 5:40:17 PM
Recycle it for no charge at the Solid Waste Agency’s Resource Recovery building, 1954 County Home Road, near the intersection of Highway 13 & County Home Road. Stop at the scale house, tell the attendant you are there to recycle old paint. They will direct you to the Resource Recovery building where Agency staff will help you unload. The Solid Waste Agency subsidizes hazardous material recycling, so there is no fee for Linn County residents.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:41:12 PM
I have storm damage to some of my trees and I have some limbs to get rid of. Where do those go?
by Sam6/24/2014 5:41:51 PM
All yard waste should be taken to 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids (the Mount Trashmore location). That’s where the Solid Waste Agency’s yard waste and compost operation is located. The fee is $18 per ton, with a $5 minimum for all yard waste. Garbage is not accepted at this location. Take garbage to the landfill, 1954 County Home Road, Marion.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:43:01 PM
If your limbs are less than 5 inches in diameter, you can put them in your YARDY cart.
by m.murphy6/24/2014 5:43:12 PM
Is there a good way to know when collection is delayed due to a holiday?
by Joe6/24/2014 5:44:14 PM
For Cedar Rapids customers, the best thing to do is sign up for CR News Now at www.CRnewsNow.com. We will send you a text or email to let you know when there are changes to the collection schedule. We also have the information on our website. Here is a link:
Why do I have to pay to drop off garbage or yard waste? Don't my taxes cover that?
by Ayden6/24/2014 5:45:33 PM
The Solid Waste Agency does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Agency is separate from the City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County. All services and programs offered by the Solid Waste Agency, including all recycling programs, are funded by the fees residents and businesses pay to throw away garbage and dispose of yard waste.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:46:20 PM
Do you accept glass at the CURB?
by Jane6/24/2014 5:47:57 PM
Yes, you can recycle glass at the curb in Cedar Rapids by setting it in a 2-5 gallon bucket next to your CURBY cart. You do not need to separate clear from colored glass. It is important to remember to not put glass in your CURBY cart or co-mingled bin to protect the safety of the workers sorting the materials.
by m.murphy6/24/2014 5:48:07 PM
Where are all the recycling drop offs in Linn County located?
by Mindi6/24/2014 5:48:49 PM
- Three different locations: 1. 901 Ingleside Drive SW, Cedar Rapids (near Hawkeye Downs). City Carton’s drop-off is accedssible 24 hours a day. 2. 1954 County Home Road, Marion. This is where the Solid Waste Agency’s Resource Recovery building is located; same location as the landfill. 3. 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids (near Czech Village). Home to Mount Trashmore, garbage is not accepted at this location, but recycling is accepted. Get the complete list of materials at www.solidwasteagency.org or www.recyclemorelinncounty.com
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:49:38 PM
We're closing out our chat, but Recycle More Linn County will be hosting another chat tomorrow 6-7pm CST! Feel free to join the next chat tomorrow if you have more questions!
by CityCarton6/24/2014 5:52:10 PM
We have a great event coming up this Saturday night: Recycle in Style 2014! Get more info here: www.recycleinstyle.org/
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:52:49 PM
I read below about the electronics recycling program, am wondering does CR actually do the break down of the items? Its definitely good that the program exists but am have also heard of a lot of ewaste going overseas so was curious. Also does anyone know if Marion offers glass curbside recycling?
by Billie6/24/2014 5:52:54 PM
City Carton Recycling is also hosting a booth at Jazz Fest (July 3-5) in downtown Iowa City for Summer of the Arts. We would LOVE to meet you in person!
by CityCarton6/24/2014 5:54:23 PM
Great question! All electronics are taken to Midwest Electronic Recovery in Walford, IA. Midwest Electronic is a certified electronics demanufacturer and has been vetted. No materials end up being shipped overseas.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:54:31 PM
Marion does not collect glass curbside.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:54:54 PM
Take glass to either Solid Waste Agency location and recycle it for no charge. 1954 County Home Road, Marion or 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids.
by Solid Waste Agency6/24/2014 5:55:37 PM
What should I do if my garbage wasn't picked up?
by Mia6/25/2014 11:02:09 PM
The best thing to do is call the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division at (319)286-5897 as soon as this happens. We have a 24/7 answering service to take a message anytime during the day. If we determine that we made a mistake and missed your cart, we will come by and collect is as soon as staff is available. It is best to leave your cart out so it is ready to be collected when we come by.
by m.murphy6/25/2014 11:02:36 PM
Where are the recycling drop off sites in Linn County?
by Susie6/25/2014 11:06:08 PM
There are three different locations: 1. 901 Ingleside Drive SW, Cedar Rapids (near Hawkeye Downs). City Carton’s drop-off is accessible 24 hours a day. 2. 1954 County Home Road, Marion. This is where the Solid Waste Agency’s Resource Recovery building is located; same location as the landfill. 3. 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids (near Czech Village). Home to Mount Trashmore, garbage is not accepted at this location, but recycling is accepted. Get the complete list of materials at www.solidwasteagency.org or www.recyclemorelinncounty.com .
by Solid Waste Agency6/25/2014 11:07:00 PM
I'm remodeling my bathroom and kitchen this summer so I'll have carpet, building stuff, cabinets, all sorts of stuff. Where can I take all that?
by Tony6/25/2014 11:07:48 PM
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.
by Solid Waste Agency6/25/2014 11:09:25 PM
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.
by Solid Waste Agency6/25/2014 11:10:22 PM
What about countertops?
by Susie edited by veneta.rizvic6/25/2014 11:13:27 PM
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.
by Solid Waste Agency6/25/2014 11:14:32 PM
What happens to my recyclables after they're picked up at my house?
by Daryl Russ6/25/2014 11:14:52 PM
The City of Cedar Rapids delivers our recyclables to City Carton Recycling.
by m.murphy6/25/2014 11:15:54 PM
I've got at least a dozen cans of paint and other household liquids in my garage. I can't just put those out with the garbage, right?
by Joanie6/25/2014 11:16:37 PM
Once they arrive at our Cedar Rapids City Carton location, the materials are processed through our equipment which sorts it by type of material.
by alihayford6/25/2014 11:16:53 PM
Once sorted, it is then baled and transported to end users to be made into new products.
by alihayford6/25/2014 11:17:53 PM
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.
by Solid Waste Agency6/25/2014 11:18:26 PM
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.
by m.murphy6/25/2014 11:19:15 PM
I lived in Mt. Vernon for years and when I recycled, they took everything that was in my container, including the plastic covering for cases of water. Now, I have moved to Lisbon, and they actually go through my recycle container, and they will not take the plastic that comes with cases of water. Can you tell me why that is? I thought plastic was recycleable?
by Wendy6/25/2014 11:19:31 PM
Since we have an automated sorting system, film type plastics (like plastic bags and case wrap) will clog our machines.
by alihayford6/25/2014 11:21:06 PM
We can accept this type of material with grocery bags at our drop site locations.