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Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Novel Conversations discussion group (December 21)
  • Family Storytime (December 23)
  • City offices closed (December 25 & January 1)
  • Meetings: City Council (December 26), City Council Work Session (January 2)

View all upcoming events

Gift wrapping

'Tis the Season to Recycle

Holiday wrappings

Don't be caught on the naughty list when it comes to holiday recycling. Cardboard wrapping paper tubes, cards and envelopes without foil or embellishments, and some types of tissue paper can be recycled. While gift wrap and bubble wrap cannot be recycled, they may be reused. Recycle holiday wrappings

Holiday trees & greenery

Throughout January, we'll pick up live holiday trees at the curb. To be recycle-ready, greenery should be free of decorations, lights, bags, and stands. Recycle Christmas trees

Holiday lights 

Recycle holiday lights at four drop-off locations in Coralville until January 8. Recycle holiday lights

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What’s Open, What’s Closed

Holiday hours & schedules

Happy holidays from the City of Coralville. On December 25 and January 1, city administrative offices will be closed and there will be no bus service. The library, Recreation Center, and indoor pool will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1.
View the full holiday schedule

Recycling bin

Trash & Recycling Dates to Know

Set out your bins one day later than usual

Due to holidays, all trash and recycling routes will be picked up one day later than usual during the weeks of December 25 and January 1.

Trash and recycling dates

Cardboard and recycling symbol

The Right Place for Cardboard

Mandatory cardboard recycling begins

Corrugated cardboard is recyclable and will not be allowed in your trash beginning January 2. The Iowa City Landfill is instituting a corrugated cardboard ban for their service area, which will divert about 4,000 tons of cardboard from the landfill each year.  Recycle cardboard curbside, at the Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center, or at any recycling drop-off site in Johnson County.

Pizza boxes

Cardboard that has food on it cannot be recycled. If pizza boxes are messy, tear off the top of the box to recycle the clean part, and place the greasy part in the trash. 

Cardboard recycling

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Tour the Holiday Lights

‘Tis the season for holiday yard displays with twinkling lights, inflatables, and music. We’ve mapped the community’s recommended displays for those taking a self-guided tour of lights in Coralville. Enjoy!

Holiday lights map

Coralville BrrrFest celebrating winter beer

BrrrFest Will Be Hoppin'

Tickets make gifts that say "cheers!" 

Saturday, January 27

Celebrate the beers of winter and the brewers who make them at the annual Coralville BrrrFest. A portion of the proceeds supports Coralville’s 4thFest. Tickets are on sale at

Coralville Public Library exterior

What's Happening at the Library

Family Movie: Moana (PG)

Thursday, December 28 | 1:00 pm

This mythic adventure set 2,000 years ago follows the journey of a spirited teenager with a once-mighty demi-god as they traverse the open ocean and encounter impossible odds. Family movie

Teen Pajama Game Night

Tuesday, January 2 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite game. We will have board games, food, and fun at this teen hangout. For 7th-12th graders. Teen pajama game night

Kids Create: Game Day

Wednesday, January 3 | 2:00 pm

Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to game day at a special day and time for winter break. There's no need to sign up—just show up ready to have fun. Game day

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