The City of Council Bluffs offers residents curbside garbage collection. Garbage is picked up on the same day as recycling and yard waste. To report a missed collection call Waste Connections at (712) 256-2288.
Garbage Collection Guidelines:
Garbage must be bagged
Collection is limited to three 32-gallon garbage cans, bags, or one 95-gallonCity-approved Poly-cart
Weight is limited to 60lbs/ garbage can or 30lbs/ bag
Garbage must be household only, no business-generated garbage, or garbage from another residence
Items not accepted in garbage or recycling include hot ashes, ammunition, bricks, car parts, concrete, construction material, etc.
Set materials within five feet of the traveled roadway by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. There are no set times for collection. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste set out after 7 a.m. may not be collected.
Extra Bag Tags
Each bag over limit must be marked with an extra bag tag
An extra Poly-cart requires three extra bag tags
Extra bag tags can be purchased ($2.50 each) at the Recycling Center, the City Treasurer's Office, and several area grocery stores including Fareway, both Hy-Vee stores, Family Fare, Super Saver and Wal-Mart
Place extra bag tags in a prominent place on the item to ensure proper collection
Each extra bag tag may only be used once
Purchase a Poly-cart
City-approved 95-gallon Poly-carts can be purchased for $60 and delivered for an extra $10. Carts must be ordered in person. Poly-carts have a ten-year, pro-rated warranty from the date of manufacture, against defects and can be used for yard waste or regular garbage, in separate carts. Call for details: (712) 890-5454.