Sanitation Department

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Compost Facility / Yardwaste Fall Hours

The City Compost/Yard Waste Facility is open 7 days a week for the following hours:

April 1st- October 11th   8am-8pm

October 12th –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.


2020 Garbage / Yard Waste Holiday Make Up Days
 Holiday  If Your Normal Day is:  Your Change Will Be:  What is Affected:
 New Years Day  Wed. Jan. 1st, 2020   Thurs.. Jan. 2nd, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Martin Luther King Day  Mon. Jan. 20th, 2020   Tues. Jan. 21st, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Memorial Day Mon. May 25th, 2020   Tues. May 26th, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Independence Day  Fri. July 3rd, 2020   Thurs.. July 2nd, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Labor Day  Mon. Sept. 7th, 2020   Tues. Sept. 8th, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Veterans Day  Wed. Nov. 11th, 2020   Thurs.. Nov. 12th, 2020   Yardwaste and Garbage 
 Thanksgiving Day  Thurs.. Nov. 26th, 2020   Sat. Nov. 28th, 2020   Yardwaste and Garbage 
 Thanksgiving  Fri. Nov. 27th, 2020   Mon. Nov. 30th, 2020   Yardwaste and Garbage 
 Christmas  Thurs.. Dec. 24th, 2020   Sat. Dec. 26th, 2020   Garbage Only 
 Christmas  Fri. Dec. 25th, 2020   Mon. Dec. 30th, 2020   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. 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 Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works – 291-4455.

Bulk Item Pick-up
Review the guidliends for Bulk Item Pick-up here.  Payment must be made before 4 PM the day before your regualr 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.

Recycle Program
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.

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-4:00pm

Republic Services  844-737-8254