Trash and Recycling
Refuse collection is contracted out, and pick-up is curbside each Monday beginning at 7 a.m. The rate for trash and recycling is currently $17.50/month or $19.50/month, depending upon the size of the container, and will appear on your water bill. All recyclables should be placed curbside in the recycling cart and trash in the trash cart. Both are supplied to each property. If you do not have carts, contact your landlord. All existing properties should already have trash and recycling carts.
Click the link about for the number of tags required for bulky items. Please call Johnson County Refuse to arrange pickup at 319-665-4498
Yard waste pickup is handled through a bag system. Johnson County Refuse bags are currently available for $1.65 per bag. Yard waste is deemed grass, small twigs, and garden waste. Open burning is permitted for yard waste and recreational activities. They will be available at City Hall and at Casey's in Riverside. Please contact City Hall regarding any questions you may have on city ordinances.
The City will no longer be having a monthly brush pickup. Residents are encouraged to put their brush out weekly April-November in bundles no longer than 4' long that can be tied with a 4' long string or twine. Bundles will be picked up weekly during these months on the normal trash day. Limit of two bundles per pickup day.