Iowa City recycling center to open on Earth Day


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Iowa City officials overseeing the final construction stages of the city’s East Side Recycling Center say they hope to officially open the facility’s doors on April 22, Earth Day.

“It’s come together and we’re in the last little bit and I’m really hoping we can get it open for Earth Day,” said Iowa City Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jordan. “It would be wonderful.”

In addition to collecting the usual recyclables, the recycling center will also offering quarterly events for residents to dispose of hazardous materials.

The building itself strives for a LEED Platinum accreditation – the highest available from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

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