Iowa City curbside customers can pick up a 25-gallon organics cart for curbside food scraps and yard waste from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Public Works Complex, 3800 Napoleon Lane. Pull alongside the red building and provide a copy of your utility bill for proof of address. Carts must be reserved in advance in order to pick them up. RSVP to the Facebook event for updates and reminders. 

Free kitchen countertop compost containers will be available for curbside customers to take home. 

Cart Reservation 

Reserve your carts by submitting an online form or call 319-356-5151. 

95-gallon organics carts and 65-gallon recycling carts are also available upon request and will be delivered to homes. All curbside customers can request a 65-gallon recycling cart and either a 95-gallon or 25-gallon cart for organics, food and yard waste. Not both. Cart purchases and delivery are based on budget and staff time. Wait times will vary and could be several months. 

Program Information 

Yard waste, food waste, and other compostable items like paper napkins in contact with food, or pizza boxes are allowed in City organics carts and can be mixed with yard waste. For more information on accepted items, view the City's food waste handout. To keep carts clean, place food waste in newspaper or ASTM D6400 certified-compostable bags before placing in curbside carts.

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Date of publication

Tuesday, August 07, 2018