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City Curbside Garbage Collection
  • All garbage must be bagged.
  • 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.