Sanitation Department

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Compost Facility / Yardwaste Fall Hours

The City Compost/Yard Waste Facility is open 7 days a week

April 1st- September 2nd 8am-8pm

Labor Day –December 1st 7am-7pm

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.


 

2018 Garbage/Recycle/Yardwaste Holiday Make Up Days
Holiday If Your Normal Day is: Your Change Will Be:  What is affected:
New Years Day Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected No Change
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 Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Saturday, July 7th, 2018 Yardwaste and Garbage
Labor Day Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected Nothing
Veterans Day Holiday is on a Monday, pick up will not be affected Nothing
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 Saturday, November 24th, 2018 Recycle and Garbage
Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 23rd, 2018 Monday, November 26th, 2018 Recycle and Garbage
Christmas Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 Wednesday December 26th, 2018 Garbage Only

Garbage Disposal
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.

Recycle Program
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.
Click the link below to view the drop-off station in Google Maps.

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Contact Information
Sanitation Department
625 Glenwood Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4455
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm