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Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling
City Services Center
500 15th Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Mail Payments to: 
Cedar Rapids Municipal Utilities
PO Box 3255 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3255

Phone: 319-286-5897
Our phones are answered 24/7.

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Solid Waste & Recycle

The Solid Waste & Recycling Division provides garbage, recycling and yard waste collection to residential properties throughout Cedar Rapids.

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Yard Waste Collection

Flooding has prompted the closure of the Solid Waste Agency A Street location and compost facility.

Starting Friday, March 15, the City of Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling division will be collecting yard waste in the same truck as garbage until the compost facility reopens. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste trucks will all continue to operate on schedule.

When yard waste is collected with garbage, it is buried at the landfill where it eventually converts into methane gas, which can be used to produce electricity.

Some customers may prefer to ensure their yard waste is composted — rather than converted into energy. These customers can hold their YARDY carts back from collection at the curb until the compost facility reopens. We anticipate the compost facility will reopen sometime next week.

Yard waste (YARDY) carts should never be filled with garbage.

Customers can sign up for Garbage and Recycling text and email updates via the CRNewsNow.com webpage.

Your GARBY cart should be used for waste that can't be recycled or composted.
» Extra garbage? Purchase a sticker for your extra bag.

Yard Waste
Your YARDY cart can help you in the yard and kitchen.

Your CURBY cart can help you recycle a variety of materials.

Assisted Collection Services
Assistance is available for residents unable to transfer their collection carts to the curb for pickup. Learn more »

Collection Cart Sizes & Weight Limits
The City of Cedar Rapids issues three carts for the collection of solid waste and recycling.

Collection Schedule / Holidays
Know when your material will be collected.

Bulky Item collection
Need to get rid of an old couch or appliance. You can schedule a pick up!

Leave Room for Lucy
Leaving 3 feet for Lucy helps collection run smoothly.

See how we can work together to CleanUpCR!

Nuisance Abatement
Bothered by a mess in your neighborhood? Let us know about it.

Illegal Dumping
The Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division is committed to stopping illegal dumping in our city.

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