The City of Dubuque will resume its regular weekly curbside collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, April 6, 2020. Yard waste and food scraps will be collected on customers’ regular curbside collection days.
The City is temporarily suspending the need for customers to attach single-use yard waste stickers or annual yard waste decals to collections through April 12. Yard waste and food scraps collections must be placed in paper yard waste bags, 35-gallon rigid solid waste containers, or in subscribed City wheeled carts. Brush and limbs being collected must be bundled with limbs no longer than 4 feet long and under 4 inches in diameter and set at the curb for collection. For food scrap collection, City collection customers may either subscribe to use food scrap collection carts (13, 48, or 64 gallons) for a fee or place food scraps in with grass clippings, leaves, and other yard debris in their current yard waste cans, carts, and bags. Yard waste and food scraps should not be placed in plastic bags and must be kept separate from other trash. Collections must be set out by 6 a.m. and not weigh over 40 pounds per container or bundle. The City offers a free tool, “ReThink Waste Dubuque,” to make it easier for City curbside collection customers to remember to set out trash, recycling, and organics and to stay informed on collection schedule changes and what can and cannot be recycled. To access the ReThink Waste Dubuque tool, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/rethinkwaste. Links to download the app are provided on the page and available on the iTunes App Store and Android Play Store. For additional information, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250.