Resource Management Division Services

Waste, recycling, and composting programs provided by the City of Iowa City/Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center are available to residents and businesses within Johnson County, Kalona, and Riverside. Materials from outside of this service area are not accepted. 

Municipal Curbside Collection

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. 

map of curbside collection schedule

 

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: Saturday holiday, so no impact to weekday curbside operations.
    • Landfill: closed Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • 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: closed
  • 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 Thursday, November 11 
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
    • Curbside Collection:
      • No collection on Thursday, November 25
      • Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Friday, November 26
    • Landfill: closed Thursday, November 25
  • Christmas Eve (December)
    • Curbside Collection: normal operations
    • Landfill: open normal hours
  • Christmas Day (December)
    • Curbside Collection: Saturday holiday, so no impact to weekday curbside operations. 
    • Landfill: closed Saturday, December 25

Quick Navigation 

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

Web Pages
Guides and Handouts

Contact Us

Services

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