The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will open to residential customers on Monday, May 18, 2020. All services, including yard waste, bulky items, electronics and appliances recycling, and compost will be available. Wood chip mulch will not be available until further notice. 

The Landfill is located at 3900 Hebl Avenue SW in Iowa City. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of May 18. The Landfill will be closed on Saturday, May 23, 2020 and Monday, May 25, 2020. Following May 25, regular hours of Monday-Friday resume, and Saturday hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please note the following

The Landfill office will remain closed to customers. The use of cash is discouraged. Please plan to pay by credit card or debit card, check, or charge account (businesses only). 

When the Landfill is open, household hazardous materials will be accepted at the hazardous materials facility (lane 1 at the landfill) from residents between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Residents no longer need to make appointments to drop off materials. Please see for more information. Businesses must call for an appointment. 

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, by State law, serves Johnson County and the residents of Kalona and Riverside. Other residents and businesses must utilize the landfill in the county they reside. For information on your service area outside of Johnson County, please see By State law, customers from other service areas will be turned away. 

Staff anticipates high traffic volume following the first few weeks of reopening to the general public. Please be prepared for a long line for services. Businesses with vehicles larger than a pick-up will be directed to dump in the landfill rather than at the residential dumpsters. The City continues to encourage the use of curbside services.

Special item collection for City of Iowa City curbside customers will resume June 1. Please visit for details and call 319-356-5151 to schedule a pick-up.

Date of publication

Monday, May 11, 2020