Solid Waste & Recycle
NO DELAY: There will be NO DELAY in garbage, recycling, or yard waste collection for the Independence Day July 4 holiday the week of Monday, July 4. Customers will experience NO DELAY in collection due to the holiday. Have carts to curbs by 7 a.m. on your normal collection day.
The Solid Waste & Recycling Division provides garbage, recycling, and compost/yard waste collection to residential properties throughout Cedar Rapids.
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 and Compost
Your YARDY cart can help you with yard waste and kitchen scraps.
Your CURBY cart can help you recycle a variety of materials.
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!
Bothered by a mess in your neighborhood? Let us know about it.
The Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division is committed to stopping illegal dumping in our city.