Curbside Garbage

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, or one City-approved Poly Cart
  • Weight is limited to 60lbs per garbage can, or 30lbs per garbage bag
  • Each bag over limit must be marked with an Extra Bag Tag
  • An extra Poly Cart requires three extra bag tags
  • Garbage must be residential only, no business-generated garbage
  • Items not accepted in garbage or recycling include hot ashes, ammunition, bricks, car parts, concrete, construction material, etc.
Set out all your materials 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.