Weekly Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collections Ending for the 2020 Season

The City of Dubuque’s weekly, curbside collection of yard debris and food scraps ended for the 2020 season on Saturday, Nov. 28. The City will begin its winter collection schedule for those materials on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The winter yard debris and food scrap schedule will run on Thursdays only starting on Dec. 3 until regular, weekly yard waste and food scraps collection resumes on April 5, 2021.

Current food scraps collection subscribers will automatically have their collections made every Thursday and will be charged $1 per month for this winter service. All other curbside collection customers who would like to have yard debris and/or food scraps collected must schedule an appointment for a Thursday collection by either calling the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or submitting a request through the City’s website at Yellow yard waste stickers and/or annual yard waste decals are required for winter collections.

To receive automatic reminders about curbside collection schedule changes, recycling reminders, and other alerts, customers are encouraged to visit the ReThink Waste Dubuque site at to download the app or register their contact information.

The ReThink Waste Dubuque tool also offers a “Waste Wizard” feature, which allows users to type in any keywords and get disposal and recycling tips specific to Dubuque. For more information, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250.

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