Curbside Collection

The City of Dubuque will be transitioning all customers to City-issued carts to provide a streamlined and more efficient garbage collection, while improving the safety of our collection crews. Learn more here!


Trash and Recycling Services

The City of Dubuque’s offers curbside collection services to all single-family through six-plex multi-family households within the city limits.The curbside collection program includes refuse (trash) collection, recyclables collection, food scrap collection, large item pick-up, and yard waste collection.  

View an informational brochure, including acceptable materials and pricing.

Ver el folleto sobre los servicios de basura y reciclaje de la ciudad, incluyendo los materiales aceptables para reciclado y los precios en español.

Jibed ki in nan am maron lo pepa in komlele eo an city ikijen kopej im kilen ejjolok kopej, ta ko rej maron bar ukok nan bar kojerbali im ta ko rej aikuj likkun erom kopej.

Curbside Collection Reminders

Would you like collection day reminders?  Download the REThink Waste DBQ app today!  

View the Curbside Collection Map to see the daily collection routes.

Contact Us

  1. John Klostermann  |  email
    Public Works Director

    Arielle Swift  |  email
    Assistant Public Works Director

    Jake Jansen  |  email
    Resource Management Supervisor

    Municipal Services Center
    925 Kerper Ct., Dubuque, IA 52001
    Phone: 563.589.4250
    Fax: 563.589.4252

    Staff Directory

    Phone customer service:
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    In-person customer service:
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.