Posted On January 29, 2015

2016 Spring Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Material Disposal Drop-off Event for Black Hawk County Residents

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Waterloo to sponsor the Spring Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Materials Disposal Drop-off Event. This event is open to all Black Hawk County residents to recycle old electric and electronic devices (certain fees apply), as well as dispose of toxic substances from their homes and garages. No business waste will be accepted (see below for details).

The Waste Trac Education Team is looking for 40 volunteers to assist residents at this drop-off event. From directing traffic and surveying participants to unloading chemicals and electronic items from participants' vehicles, volunteers make this event possible! During a similar event last Fall (in Cedar Falls), 50 volunteers unloaded almost 65,000 pounds (117 pallets worth!) of electronics from 912 vehicles during the 5 hour event! Learn more about volunteering for this event. (Coming Soon!)

When:
Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where:
Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant located at 3505 Easton Avenue in Waterloo. On the day of the event, please follow the signs from the intersection of Highway 218 and Mitchell Avenue to the drop-off site.For safety reasons, you must stay in your vehicle. Event volunteers will unload your items for you.

Visit the WasteTrac Website for Drop-Off Event details and guilines.

Posted On December 17, 2015

The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Available Exam Dates for 2016 are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016
Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE EXAM ONE (1) WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAM DATE AND SUBMIT THE $50 EXAM FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Residential Contractor Exam Resources
Procedure for Licensed Residential Contractor (pdf) | Residential Testing Requirements and Application (pdf)

Posted On December 16, 2015

Check out 2016's yardwaste & recycle schedule

Posted On December 2, 2015

The Health Department needs your help. Please take a short survey to help identify priority health needs in our community
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Posted On October 21, 2015

Rental unit registrations for the license period of January 1 to December 31, 2016 are due by November 1, 2015. The fee for registration is $25.00 per rental unit. The fee will double to $50.00 per rental unit on January 1, 2016 for failure to timely register. To make the process more convenient for you, we have new methods for registering and paying online by check, cash, or credit card. Please see the links below for more information on how to register and pay online. Paper forms can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office on the first floor of City Hall or on the forms page of the website.
Click here to view the rental registration letter.
Click here to view instructions for registering and paying online.
Click here to access the online registration and payment website.

Posted On July 6, 2015

The City of Waterloo is committed to providing safe, cost-effective wastewater service to commercial and residential customers within our city. We are equally dedicated to operating our wastewater system in an environmentally responsible manner. On November 24, 2014 the City of Waterloo adopted an ordinance to regulate Fats, Oils and Greases discharged by Food Service Establishments (FSE) as a result of EPA mandates. The purpose of this ordinance is to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages and obstructions from contribution and accumulation of fat, oil and grease (FOG) into the publicly owned treatment works. Such discharges from commercial kitchens, restaurants, food processing facilities and all other establishments where FOG are discharged can contribute to line blockages and/or spills.

The City of Waterloo is now developing a FOG program designed to educate these establishments in Best Management Practices (BMP) to include requirements for procedures and practices that reduce the discharge of FOG from establishments into the sanitary sewer system. This program will include inspections of establishments, to include their grease traps or interceptors, as well as maintenance logs for these devices.

Please contact the Waste Management Services Department at 291-4553 with questions. The City of Waterloo appreciates your cooperation in making our city safe for the public and our environment.

FOG Information:

Ordinance 5256 (pdf)
Contact Information (pdf)
Maintenance Log (pdf)
Understanding grease removal and the 25% rule (pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Best Management Practices (pdf)
Best Management Practices Poster (pdf)
Food Service Establishment Inspection Sheet (pdf)

Posted On January 29, 2015

SANITATION DEPT. HAS MOVED

The City of Waterloo has moved its Sanitation Department administrative operations from the Waste Management Services offices on Easton Avenue to the Public Works facility located at 625 Glenwood Street.

Customers with any questions regarding garbage collection, recycling, yard waste or the scheduling of bulk item pick-ups should contact the Sanitation Department at 291-4455 or visit the Public Works facility.

All Sanitation Department functions previously coordinated at Waste Management Services are now being administered from the Glenwood Street location. Hours of operation at Public Works are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Posted On July 15, 2014

Landlord Rental Information

Posted On May 29, 2014

The City is serious about getting rid of graffiti. Please report graffiti as soon as you see it. The sooner we are able to respond and remove graffiti, the more our community will send a message that we will not tolerate graffiti in our City.
Graffiti complaint number 319-291-3820.

Posted On October 21, 2013

The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has awarded the City of Waterloo additional funding to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in the homes of eligible Waterloo residents. This program is administered through the Community Development office in conjunction with the single-family, owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Currently, the City of Waterloo is accepting calls from homeowners who may be eligible for assistance. If you believe lead-based paint could be a hazard to your family, you are encouraged to apply for assistance.

Qualifications include:

  • the home must be located within the city limits of Waterloo
  • dwelling must be owner-occupied, and built before 1978
  • there must be children living in the home, age five years or younger, and
  • owner/occupants must meet income eligibility requirements listed below

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MONTHLY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
1 $2,937.50 $35,250.00
2 $3,354.17 $40,250.00
3 $3,775.00 $45,300.00
4 $4,191.67 $50,300.00
5 $4,529.17 $54,350.00
6 $4,862.50 $58,350.00
7 $5,200.00 $62,400.00
8 $5,533.33 $66,400.00
9 $5,693.33 $68,320.00
10 $6,018.67 $72,224.00

Please contact the Waterloo Community Development office at 291-4429 if you are concerned with lead-hazards in your home. Staff will be available to review your qualifications and determine whether your name can be placed on the waiting list for assistance.