Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will be collected on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019. 

The change means City curbside customers, on the holiday and the following Friday, July 5, 2019, will put out refuse at the normal date and time. 

In recent years, refuse was not collected on some federal holidays. Staff then collected two days worth of refuse the next day. The City has changed that practice after a dramatic increase in recycling and yard waste usage by curbside customers, which made collecting two days worth of refuse difficult to do in one day.

The new schedule will mean a reduction of collection delays on holiday weeks. 

For questions, contact Patricia Fossum, Assistant Superintendent-Refuse, at patricia-fossum@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5466. 

Date of publication

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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