City of Dubuque News Release

City Providing Free Yard Debris Collection Service July 1-8

John Klostermann, Public Works Director

June 30, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The storm that passed through Dubuque on Sunday, June 30, left many local residents with significant amounts of tree branches and yard debris.

To assist residents in the disposal of tree branches and yard debris created by the storm, the City of Dubuque will provide free yard debris collection service from Monday, July 1, through and including Monday, July 8.

Pickup will be on the customer's normal day of collection, with the exception of Thursday, July 4, which will be collected on Saturday, July 6. Residents are encouraged to follow the regular requirements for setting out yard debris at the curb or alley line in containers or tied bundles:
  • All yard waste must be set out by 6:00 a.m. and must not weigh over 40 pounds per container or bundle.

  • Materials must be in paper yard waste bags, rigid containers not exceeding 35 gallons capacity, or tied in bundles that do not exceed five feet in length or 40 pounds in weight.

  • The tied bundles of sticks, branches and limbs must not exceed 18” inches in diameter.
Residents with debris that is too large to qualify for City yard waste collection should contact the Public Works Department to schedule a special collection at 563.589.4250.

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