Pickup of yard waste by City of Iowa City crews has been delayed due to Memorial Day and high usage of yard waste and organics carts by curbside customers.

The delay means customers whose refuse is picked up on Tuesdays and later can expect their yard waste and organics carts, including the yellow-lid City carts, to be picked a day or more later than normal. Garbage and recycling pickup is still running on time.

The delay was caused by a combination of collecting Monday and Tuesday yard waste routes on Tuesday alone because of Memorial Day and a large increase in usage of the yellow-lid carts by curbside customers. 

City staff urges residents to keep their yard waste at the curb until it is picked up.

Date of publication

Wednesday, May 29, 2019