Solid Waste & Recycle
The Solid Waste & Recycling Division provides garbage, recycling and yard waste collection to residential properties throughout Cedar Rapids.
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.
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!
Bothered by a mess in your neighborhood? Let us know about it.
The Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division is committed to stopping illegal dumping in our city.