Time to boost the bottle bill?
The Iowa Recycling Association wants to expand the bottle bill. Under its proposal, bottled water, tea, sports drinks and other non-carbonated beverages- milk and juice being the exceptions- would be included in the bill.
For one week in 2011, a waste characterization study was conducted at the Iowa City Landfill during which officials sorted through 50 tons of incoming trash. "From couches down to cigarette butts," said Jennifer Jordan, the city's recycling coordinator.