The City of Council Bluffs is currently exploring options for a new solid waste collection contract starting July 1, 2023. Under consideration, is upgrading to an automated collection system. Automated collection will require the distribution of two-96 gallon waste carts to every residence on City collection services. One cart will be used for garbage and yard waste, the other for comingled recycling without glass. If the plan is adopted, existing City approved poly carts, resident owned trash cans and the current blue recycling containers will become obsolete. With the implementation of this system, we encourage residents to repurpose and reuse them for other activities, if possible. There will be a program to allow the old collection containers to be recycled or disposed.
Residents on City waste services may obtain a City-approved 95-gallon Poly-cart at the Council Bluffs Recycling Center for $82.00. Carts can be delivered for an extra $10.00. Carts must be purchased in person at the Recycling Center or Treasurer's Office. For more information contact the Recycling Center at 712-890-5454 or the Treasurer's Office at 712-890-5316.
Poly-carts have a ten-year, pro-rated warranty against defects and can be used for yard waste or regular garbage, in separate carts. Please label yard waste carts with a prominent "Y". Carts are not returnable. All transactions are rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
Purchase Recycling Containers
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