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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

Exclamation point in circle - notice iconGarbage, Recycling and Yard Waste


Collection continues from the STREET and NOT the alley at this time on your regular collection day.

  • Extra garbage stickers are required for extra garbage bags.
  • Debris and materials damaged in the storm do not need to go into your GARBY cart. Place these items near the curb. Keep debris out of the street and sidewalk. Keep garbage debris in separate piles from tree debris.
  • Contact solid-waste-recycling@cedar-rapids.org or 319-286-5897 to report damaged carts and lids.

Follow storm response updates from the City here. Subscribe to text and email alerts at www.CRNewsNow.com

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.

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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