Regular Yard Waste Collections Resume Monday, April 1

The City of Dubuque will resume its regular weekly curbside collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, April 1. Collections will be made on customers’ regular curbside collection days.

Yard waste and food scraps collection options include:

  • Brown paper yard waste bags that display a City of Dubuque single-use yard waste sticker.
  • 35-gallon rigid solid waste containers with either a single-use yard waste sticker looped on the handle or the City’s 2024 annual yard waste decal displayed.
  • City-issued yard waste and food scraps tipper carts (13 or 64 gallons).
  • Brush and limbs may also be bundled with City of Dubuque brush ties that have a single-use sticker attached. Limbs should be no more than 3″ in diameter and 5′ in length.

Single-use stickers can be purchased at City Hall, 50 W. 13th St., and many local grocery and hardware stores.

Residents interested in obtaining a City-issued yard waste and food scrap tipper cart or purchasing a 2024 annual yard waste decal may do so by visiting City Hall, going online to, or by calling 563-589-4144.

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.

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 to learn what can and cannot be recycled. To access the ReThink Waste Dubuque tool, visit Links to download a ReThink Waste mobile app through the iTunes App Store and Android Play Store are provided on the page. For additional information, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250.

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