City of Dubuque News Release

Weekly Yard Waste Collections Resume April 2

Anderson Sainci
Resource Management 
Coordinator & Supervisor

March 22, 2018 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, IOWA – The City of Dubuque will resume its regular weekly curbside collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, April 2, 2018. 

From April 2 through November 24, 2018, yard waste and food scraps will be collected on customers’ regular curbside collection days. Materials must be placed in paper yard waste bags that display single-use yard waste stickers; 35-gallon rigid solid waste containers with either single-use yard waste stickers looped on the handles or the City’s 2018 annual yard waste decal displayed; or in subscribed City wheeled carts. 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. 

Brush and limbs may also be bundled with City of Dubuque brush ties that have a single-use sticker attached. Bundles must not exceed 40 pounds. Single-use yard waste stickers are sold at City Hall and many local grocery and hardware stores and cost $1.30 each and are sold on sheets of five for $6.50. Brush ties cost $1.30 each.  The 2018 annual yard waste decals cost $35 each and are only available from the City's Utility Billing Service Center by walk-up, mail-in coupon, or by phone at 563-589-4144.

For food scrap collection, customers have the option to subscribe to a 13, 48, or 64-gallon tipper cart for food scrap collection only. For additional information, contact the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or visit

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