The City of Waterloo garbage trucks pick up garbage once a week for residents. Collection starts at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Please have your garbage carts out the night before or before 6:00 a.m. on your garbage day. Please remove garbage cart from curb by 8:00 p.m.
Waterloo offers 3 different sizes of garbage carts, monthly charges are:
30-gallon cart - $ 9.00
60-gallon cart - $10.50
90-gallon cart - $15.50
If you need to exchange your cart for a different size, please contact our office.
We have red tags available for extra garbage; you are allowed one bag with a red tag on top of your closed garbage cart per week. You can receive five free tags per year per household, if you need more than five free tags you can purchase them for $1.00 a piece. Tags are available at City hall 715 Mulberry St or at Public Works, 625 Glenwood Street.
Yard Waste Disposal/Curb-side
The curbside yard waste cart program is voluntary and designed to assist residents with debris removal and yard waste clean up. This cart is designed to hold residential yard waste only as stated by the City and has a maximum capacity of 220 pound.
Refer to the Recycle and Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works – 291-4455.
A yard waste drop-off site for citizens of Waterloo is located at 2749 Independence Ave. open from April through November 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The curbside recycle program is also voluntary and designed to assist residents with debris removal and collection of recyclables. This program will decrease money spent on landfill space and help improve the environment.
Refer to the Recycle and Yard Waste Program brochure and calendar for further information or call Public Works at 291-4455.
Drop-off Stations: To assist citizens 6 recycle drop off stations are currently placed throughout the City.
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Contact Information Sanitation Department 625 Glenwood Street Waterloo, IA 50703 Phone: (319) 291-4455 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm