The City of Waterloo’s Compost Facility will be adjusting its hours of operation for the fall season, on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. The fall hours of operation will be 7:00am-7:00pm, 7 days a week until Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 then the hours will change to 7:00am-6:00 pm. As a reminder, the site is located at 2745 Independence Avenue and is open ONLY to residents of Waterloo. Questions may be directed to the Sanitation Department at (319) 291-4455.
|2017 Garbage/Recycle/Yardwaste Holiday Make Up Days|
|Holiday||If Your Normal Day is:||Your Change Will Be:||What is affected:|
|Martin Luther King Day||Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected||Nothing|
|Memorial Day||Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected||Nothing|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4th, 2017||Monday, July 3rd, 2017||Yardwaste and Garbage|
|Labor Day||Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected||Nothing|
|Veterans Day||Friday, November 10th, 2017||Monday, November 13th, 2017||Yardwaste and Garbage|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23rd, 2017||Saturday, November 25th, 2017||Garbage Only|
|Thanksgiving Day||Friday, November 24th, 2017||Monday, November 27th, 2017||Garbage Only|
|Christmas||Friday, December 22nd, 2017||Saturday, December 23rd, 2017||Garbage Only|
|New Years Day||Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected||Nothing|
The City of Waterloo garbage trucks pick up garbage once a week for residents. Collection starts at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Please have your garbage carts out the night before or before 6:00 a.m. on your garbage day. Please remove garbage cart from curb by 8:00 p.m.
Waterloo offers 3 different sizes of garbage carts, monthly charges are: 30-gallon cart - $ 9.00
60-gallon cart - $10.50
90-gallon cart - $15.50
If you need to exchange your cart for a different size, please contact our office.
We have red tags available for extra garbage; you are allowed one bag with a red tag on top of your closed garbage cart per week. You can receive five free tags per year per household, if you need more than five free tags you can purchase them for $1.00 a piece. Tags are available at City hall 715 Mulberry St or at Public Works, 625 Glenwood Street.
Yard Waste Disposal/Curb-side
The curbside yard waste cart program is voluntary and designed to assist residents with debris removal and yard waste clean-up. This cart is designed to hold residential yard waste only as stated by the City and has a maximum capacity of 220 pound.
Refer to the Recycle and Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works – 291-4455.
A yard waste drop-off site for citizens of Waterloo is located at 2749 Independence Ave. The City of Waterloo’s Compost Facility will be adjusting its hours of operation for the fall season, on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. The fall hours of operation will be 7:00am-7:00pm, 7 days a week until Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 then the hours will change to 7:00am-6:00 pm
The curbside recycle program is also voluntary and designed to assist residents with debris removal and collection of recyclables. This program will decrease money spent on landfill space and help improve the environment.
Refer to the Recycle and Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works at 291-4455.
Drop-off Stations: To assist citizens 4 recycle drop off stations are currently placed throughout the City.
- B & B East - Bishop & Independence Ave
- Northeast corner of W. 11th and Black Hawk St., adjacent to the fueling station.
- Singing Bird Lake Park located near the corner of Ansborough and Black Hawk Rd
- Fire Station 1 (ELKS parking lot E 3rd St and Mulberry) 425 E. 3rd Street.
Select a link to view its contents:
- 2017 Yard Waste & Recycle Schedule (pdf file)
- Yard Waste / Recycling Container Instructions (pdf file)
- Instructions for New Yard Waste Container (word doc)
- Guidelines for Bulk Items Pickup (pdf)
- Printable Recycling Brochure (pdf file)
- Yard Waste Site Rules (pdf file)
625 Glenwood Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4455
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm
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