Keep Dubuque Clean

The City’s “Keep Dubuque Clean” initiative encourages residents to help keep their city beautiful by collecting a bag of litter occasionally, or “adopting a spot” and making a commitment to regularly clean a public space.

Green “Keep Dubuque Clean” trash bags are available to be picked up at:

  • Municipal Services Center at 925 Kerper Ct., which is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • City Hall - Utility Billing Department at 50 W. 13th St., which is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

After picking up a bag, residents can then clean up a park, neighborhood, or any right of way by collecting litter in the area. The City is encouraging residents to take a picture with their “Keep Dubuque Clean” bag full, and post on social media asking friends and family in Dubuque to accept the challenge too, also tagging @CityOfDubuque and using the #KeepDubuqueClean hashtag. Full “Keep Dubuque Clean” bags can be tied and set to the curb on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day.

“Litter can blow into places all over Dubuque, and it can be hard for City staff to collect it all,” said City of Dubuque Resource Management Supervisor Jake Jansen. “Collecting one bag may not seem like it will make a difference, but if all residents of Dubuque do, together we can make a difference.”


Residents interested in committing to regularly cleaning a public space are encouraged to sign up for the City’s “Adopt-A-Spot” program. “Adopt-A-Spot” activities may include removing litter, reporting graffiti, keeping storm drains clear, landscape maintenance, and more. Learn more at

For more information, call 563-589-4250. 

Keep Dubuque Clean