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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|
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.
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.
- The South side of Crossroads Mall at 2325 Crossroads Blvd.
- 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:
- 2018 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