Garbage is limited to one City-approved 90-95-gallon Poly-cart (weighing 220 pounds or less) or three, 32-gallon cans (weighing 60 lbs or less) or bags (weighing 30 lbs or less). Garbage in unauthorized poly-carts will not be collected.
Each additional bag over the limit must have an extra bag tag attached to it. An extra City-approved Poly-cart requires three extra bag tags.
Set out your garbage, recycling bins and yard waste by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. You may set them out as early as 7:00 p.m. the evening prior to collection. There are no set times for collection.
If your garbage is set out late, it will not be collected until the following week. Limits still apply.
Make sure garbage placed at the curb is residential garbage only, not business-generated garbage.
If you want to dispose of a garbage can, set it out with your regular garbage and clearly mark “PLEASE TAKE CAN” on it.
Do not put hot ashes or ammunition in your garbage or recycling bins. Please call the Council Bluffs Police Dept. at (712) 328-5737 for proper disposal of ammunition.
Do not place bricks, car parts, concrete or other construction materials or rubble in your garbage.