Winter Yard Waste, Food Scraps Collections Has Begun

The City of Dubuque switched to its winter schedule for collection of yard waste and food scraps on Monday, Nov. 27.

Residents who would like yard waste to be collected must schedule an appointment through the City’s website at or by calling the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at (563) 589-4250. Yard waste appointments will be scheduled and performed on customers’ normal collection day. Appointments must be scheduled by 3 p.m. on the business day prior to collection. Scheduled winter yard waste collections require either a single-use yellow sticker, an annual decal, or the use of a city-issued 64-gallon yard waste cart. Annual decals and single-use stickers can be purchased at City Hall, 50 W. 13th St.

City-issued food scrap carts will be emptied on the resident’s normal collection day with no appointment needed. The City reminds food scraps subscribers to prevent items from freezing to the inside of the cart by lining it with newspaper or a paper bag.

Dubuque’s winter yard waste and food scraps collections will run through Friday, March 29, 2024.

For more information on yard waste and food scraps collections, visit? call 563-589-4250.

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