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The City Compost/Yard Waste Facility is Currently Open, 7 days a week, 8 AM to 8 PM until September 30th. Hours of operation will than change to 7 AM to 7 PM until November 30th.
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.
The City of Waterloo garbage trucks pick up garbage once a week for residents. Collection starts at 6:00 a.m. Monday 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:
32-gallon cart - $ 10.00
64-gallon cart - $11.75
96-gallon cart - $17.75
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 2021 Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works – 291-4455.
Bulk Item Pick-up
Review the guidelines for Bulk Item Pick-up here. Payment must be made before 4 PM the day before your regular garbage pick up day if you would like the items picked up on that next garbage day. Click here to print a Bulk Item Pick Up form to mail or drop off.
The curbside recycling 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.
Please call Republic Services for information regarding schedules, to request a can drop-off, or can pick-up at 844-737-8254. To locate your recycle pickup day, please click the following link: https://www.republicservices.com/schedule . You will fill in your address and it will show you the current month and your recycle days.
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.
- The South side of Crossroads Mall at 2325 Crossroads Blvd.
- 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:
- 2021 Yard Waste Calendar (Picture)
- 2021 Yard Waste Calendar (Printable PDF)
- 2021 Recycle Calendar (Picture)
- Instructions for New Yard Waste Container (word doc)
- Guidelines for Bulk Items Pickup (pdf)
- Yard Waste Site Rules (pdf file)
- Black Hawk County Solid Waste (website)
625 Glenwood Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4455
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm
Republic Services 844-737-8254