Solid Waste & Recycle
Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste
- There will be no delays in collection due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Please place carts in your collection area by 7 AM on your regular collection day. Alley collection has been restored for all customers who had alley collection prior to derecho.
- Alley collection is restored for all customers effective immediately. If you had alley collection of your garbage/recycling/yard waste carts prior to the August 10 derecho, your alley collection is now restored.
- The final pass of non-tree-related storm debris collection began November 15. Collection of tree debris will continue. Follow storm response updates from the City.
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The Solid Waste & Recycling Division provides garbage, recycling and yard waste collection to residential properties throughout Cedar Rapids.
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.
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!
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.