More About Refuse Collection


Some customers who meet Section 8 Housing guidelines may qualify for 50% monthly fee discounts. This includes family customers of five or more persons as well as persons over 65 years of age. Apply through Utility Billing.

Success of the System

Pay as you throw (PAYT) systems have been successfully implemented in 446 communities in Iowa and 5,200 communities nationally. In Dubuque, it has led to a 30% increase in collected recycling tonnage, a 28% reduction in collected refuse tonnage, and only minimal problems with illegal dumping. With our community's support, we have developed a quality program of sustainable waste minimization and environmental integrity.

For more information, call us at (563) 589-4250 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays.