Yard waste stickers are no longer required in Iowa City, instead a $2 fee is being charged to monthly utility bills, alongside trash and recycling fees. 

Residents can use their own 20-to-35-gallon yard waste container, limit 50 pounds, or an official City organics cart in either 95-gallon or 25-gallon sizes when they are made available later this year.  More information to come later this spring. 

Continue to set out bundled yard waste as in the past, but official City of Iowa City yard waste bags are no longer required. Any equivalent paper yard waste bag can be used. Plastic yard waste bags will not be collected.

The City's yard waste and food waste programs are one in the same. To participate, simply combine food scraps and yard waste in the same container for pick-up on your regular curbside collection day. Do not place food waste in paper yard waste bags. Learn more at www.icgov.org/foodwaste.

Weekly yard and food waste collection is currently suspended, but will resume normally on Monday, March 19. Residents can call and schedule pick up during the suspension at 319-356-5151.

For more information, contact Jane Wilch at 319-887-6110 or jane-wilch@iowa-city.org.


An image promoting the City's yard and food waste collection program.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

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