Garbage and Recycling Collection

Waste Connections is contracted by the City of Council Bluffs to provide the following services to residents:

  • Weekly garbage and yard waste collection
  • Bi-weekly single-stream recycling collection  
  • Seasonal yard waste collection (April 15 - May 31 and October 15 - November 30)
  • Two appliance collections per year 
  • Two bulky waste collections per year
  • Special collection for the disabled

To schedule appliance, bulky waste, or special collection, or report a missed collection, call Waste Connections at (712) 890-5549.

Your Collection Day

Enter your address below or download thDone Editinge WasteConnect app to find your collection day and recycling weeks.

Curbside Holiday Collection Schedule

Curbside collection will not occur on the following holidays. The collection will be one day late after the holiday, with the Friday collection taking place on Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, curbside collection is not impacted.

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Download the WasteConnect App

Download WasteConnect in the App Store or Google Play Store! Enter your address to find your collection schedule. Search material in the "Waste Wizard" for proper disposal, set reminders, receive collection notifications, and so much more! 

Recycling and Solid Waste Services Guide 

Printable 2023/ 2024 Recycling and Solid Waste Guide

Solid Waste Billing Schedule

Collection services begin by contacting the Treasurer's Office at 712-890-5316 or [email protected]. Notification must be made of any account changes, start or stop of service, ownership change, or new construction. Carts are delivered to new construction after service is requested. There is no fee for carts for new construction.

Solid Waste billing occurs quarterly, with bills due February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15 each year. A $20 fee is assessed for late payments. Unpaid fees (60 days late) are considered delinquent. Delinquent accounts are subject to a lien against the property through the Pottawattamie County Assessor's Office. Delinquent accounts that are the responsibility of the tenant are subject to a municipal citation and fines of $750 plus surcharge and court costs.

City Garbage and Recycling Carts