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Trash & Recycling

Every Prairie View Estates homeowner is entitled to one 68-gallon trash bin and one 68-gallon recycling bin, per Association agreement with N & N Sanitation.

Homeowners can optionally secure from N & N Sanitation a 95-gallon cart or, at added personal cost, a second trash cart.

Call N & N at 319.656.4200 or email to arrange for additional services.

N & N can charge individual homeowners for anything collected outside a garbage or recycling cart within a 5-foot radius.

All trash and recycling carts must be placed within 3 feet of the edge of the road, arrow pointed towards the street. Please leave minimum 3 feet between recycling and garbage carts. Bins should not be placed within 5 feet of cars or mailboxes.



You can help the Association save money by placing a "Stop Service" order when not needing trash and recycling services for an extended time. To request a service stop, notify N & N Sanitation by calling 319.656.4200 or emailing


Paint, thinners, insecticides, weed killers, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, ammonia, bleach, pool chemicals, photography chemicals), batteries, fluorescent lights, propane cylinders, tires, appliances, fuel, oil, other automotive fluids. To dispose of these items, call N & N at 319.656.4200 or email to make arrangements at personal cost to you.

YARD WASTE should not be placed in garbage bins but can be taken to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Ave. SW, Iowa City.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS can be taken to the Hazardous Material Collection Facility, located at the Landfill, on certain days and within certain hours of operation. Please confirm all details and options by visiting Iowa City's Hazardous Materials web page.


Ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials, infectious medical waste, fire extinguishers.


For homeowners who wish to participate, the Association includes coverage for recycling in its garbage collection budget.

Recycling bins differ from 68-gallon garbage bins only in the color of their lids--light gray recycling vs. dark gray trash. 


Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, office paper, phone books, hardcover books, file folders, envelopes, cardboard, chipboard, 5 cent deposit cans and plastic bottles, metal food cans, Plastics 1-7.


Glass (see below), plastic bags, styrofoam, wire, wax coated cardboard, aluminum foil, wrapping paper, carbon sensitized or blue print paper, film, photos, oil bottles, toys, laundry baskets, syringes or needles, tape, garbage (food waste).


While N & N does not accept glass, it can still be recycled. Take a minute to watch a City of Iowa City video on what happens to locally recycled glass.

PVE residents can take glass (clear, brown, green) to any of three recycling locations: 

  • South Riverside Recycling Center, 1200 S. Riverside Drive

  • East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE

  • Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Ave. SW, Iowa City (which also accepts scrap metal (iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper), electronics, appliances, holiday lights, light bulbs (CFL and LED), etc. Please confirm details and hours of operation.

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