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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.

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

Exclamation point in circle - notice iconIMPORTANT NOTICE

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Advisory

The City of Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling division is working to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The division has adjusted collection procedures to reduce the risk of worker exposure and to limit the need to exit the collection vehicle:

Garbage Collection

  • Place extra garbage bags with the garbage sticker visible to the driver on top of your gray GARBY cart.
  • Hold onto any extra garbage bags that don’t fit on top of your GARBY cart until the next collection period.
  • Tip: Use small bags rather than full-sized so more garbage fits in your GARBY cart.

Recycling Collection

  • Only recycling inside your blue CURBY cart will be collected. No extra recycling boxes for now.
  • Tip: Flatten items to get more in.
  • Glass collection is suspended. Hold onto glass until collection resumes.

Yard Waste Collection

  • Collection of green YARDY (yard waste) carts continues.

Bulky Item & Special Haul Collection

  • Temporarily suspended until further notice.

Slow Down, Go Around logo
Please be courteous of our crews in the roadway. It’s the law! The City of Cedar Rapids is educating all drivers to Slow Down, Go Around when approaching utility vehicles on our streets. Learn more »

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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