On August 14, 2020, the City opened a temporary disposal site for yard debris at the lot south of the Iowa City Transit facilites at 1200 S. Riverside Drive for residential use through September 30.  Effective Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, yard waste will no longer be accepted at the site. 

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, located at 3900 Hebl Avenue SW, accepts yard debris at the compost site during regular hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is no charge for self-hauled residential yard waste. Commercial customers are required to scale and pay for all materials. By state law, the landfill only accepts materials from Johnson County and the cities of Kalona and Riverside. Please see www.icgov.org/landfill or call 319-356-5151 with any questions. 

Please note: yard waste must be separated from regular trash. Open burning is not allowed in Iowa City. 

A reminder for residents on what to do with post-storm materials: Downed tree limbs

  • City crews are not able to assist with the removal of trees, branches, or other post-storm debris from private property. If you need help, you are advised to contact a private contractor. 
  • Iowa City residents who have City of Iowa City curbside garbage pick-up service may place fallen tree limbs, branches, brush, and woody yard waste at the curb for pick-up on their normal garbage day. Wood waste and brush that is four inches in diameter or less should be securely tied in bundles that are no bigger around than 18 inches and no more than 48 inches in length.
  • Residents of Iowa City, Johnson County and other communities served by the Iowa City Landfill may take limbs and wood debris to the Iowa City Landfill at 3900 Hebl Avenue SW, west of the City limits on Melrose Avenue / IWV Road. There are no size limitations or bundling requirements on limbs or branches that are dropped off at the Landfill, and no disposal fees are charged to residents hauling from their own property. Landfill hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A video on how to properly dispose of materials can also be found online

If out helping clear debris, please continue to wear a mask or face covering to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, contact the Landfill Office at 319-356-5185 or see www.icgov.org/stormrecovery.

Date of publication

Wednesday, September 30, 2020