The City of Dubuque will resume its regular weekly curbside collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, April 4, 2022. Yard waste and food scraps will be collected on customers’ regular curbside collection days.

Yard waste and food scraps collections must be placed in paper yard waste bags that display single-use yard waste stickers, 35-gallon rigid solid waste containers with either single-use yard waste stickers looped on the handles or the City’s 2022 annual yard waste decal displayed, or in subscribed City wheeled carts (13, 48, or 64 gallons). Brush and limbs may also be bundled with City of Dubuque brush ties that have a single-use sticker attached.

Yard waste and food scraps should not be placed in plastic bags and must be kept separate from other trash. Collections must be set out by 6 a.m. and not weigh over 40 pounds per container or bundle.

Single-use yard waste stickers are sold at City Hall and many local grocery and hardware stores and cost $1.30 each and are also sold on sheets of five for $6.50. Brush ties cost $1.30 each. The 2022 annual yard waste decals cost $35 each and are available from the City's Utility Billing Service Center at City Hall, online at, or by phone at 563-589-4144.

The City offers a free tool, “ReThink Waste Dubuque,” to make it easier for City curbside collection customers to remember to set out trash, recycling, and organics, to stay informed on collection schedule changes, and what can and cannot be recycled. To access the ReThink Waste Dubuque tool, visit Links to download the app are provided on the page and available on the iTunes App Store and Android Play Store. For additional information, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250.

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