Amerco Real Estate Company (AREC), parent company of U-Haul Center of Coralville in Coralville, Iowa, submitted a sustainability-improvement proposal to the city. The proposal included ways to increase sustainability by reducing the facility's carbon footprint, enhance the appearance of the facility, and provide one-stop moving and storage convenience for the community. To date, the city has not responded.
The U-Haul Center of Coralville is a first-generation facility. Its services and products include shared use of moving van and trailer rentals, 100 percent biodegradable packing peanuts, moving pads made from recycled denim and the Take a Box/Leave a Box display, which allows community residents to drop off unwanted used boxes for others to use for free.
In 2007, the company began exploring updating the Coralville facility, including the addition of shared-use self-storage, permeable ground cover and reimaging of the current facility.