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Resource Management Division Services

The recycling and composting programs are designed to promote recycling and reuse of materials rather than landfill disposal. The City of Iowa City emphasizes reduction and reuse as first priorities. The best option is not to produce waste in the first place, and is promoted through program opportunities and events.

Curbside garbage, recycling, and organics services are available for single-family homes up to 4-unit multifamily buildings.

Monthly fees per curbside service: 

  • Garbage: $12
  • Recycling: $6
  • Organics: $2

To find out which day your address receives curbside collection, view the map. Collections normally operate Monday through Friday, however operations may be impacted on official City holidays. For more information, see the Holidays section on this web page. 


Curbside Customer Best Practices

Follow these guidelines to ensure successful and safe curbside collection. 

  • Place carts on a solid surface for pickup, such as the end of your driveway, or when snow is present, a cleared area of flat ground. Do not place carts on top of snowbanks. 
  • Do not overfill carts. City ordinance states the lids must be closed.
  • Bag all trash. Keep all recycling materials loose.
  • Place carts at curb by 7 a.m. on your curbside day.
  • Keep at least 3-feet clear zone around each cart.
  • Face the arrows on cart lids to street.
  • Return carts to your storage area at end of curbside day.
  • Do not paint/write on carts.
  • Do not remove the carts from home.
  • Put carts at the curb only when full. 

To learn more about these services, watch the Curbside 101 video below.

Residents new to Iowa City must sign up for utilities, which include water and curbside collection. Billing is monthly. 


Holidays

The following section provides information on Curbside Collection and Iowa City Landfill schedules and potential closures on official City holidays. 

  • New Year’s Day (January)
    • Curbside Collection: services will be provided another day; check back for details
    • Landfill: closed
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill:  closed
  • Memorial Day (May)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: closed
  • Juneteenth (June)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: check back for details
  • July 4th
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: closed
  • Labor Day (September)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill:  closed
  • Veterans Day (November)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: closed
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
    • Curbside Collection: services will be provided another day; check back for details
    • Landfill: closed
  • Christmas Eve (December)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: open; check back for hours
  • Christmas Day (December)
    • Curbside Collection: services will be provided another day; check back for details
    • Landfill: closed

Quick Navigation 

Browse the links below to learn more about the City of Iowa City Resource Management Division. 

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Guides and Handouts

Contact Us

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Utility Services
Address: 
Iowa City Landfill & Recycling Center
3900 Hebl Avenue SW
Iowa City, IA
Phone Number: 
319-356-5151
Office Hours: 
Iowa City Landfill & Recycling Center
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday