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Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling
City Services Center
500 15th Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Cedar Rapids Municipal Utilities
PO Box 3255 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3255

Phone: 319-286-5897
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Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lucy is a 3 foot basset hound here to help us remember to leave room between our YARDY, CURBY and Leave Room for LucyGARBY carts.  When you leave room for Lucy on collection day, you help make solid waste collection a bit greener and more efficient.

Why leave room for Lucy?
Carts that are placed too close to each other or too close to other objects don’t leave room for the automated collection arm to safely reach around the cart forcing the solid waste driver to exit the vehicle, move the cart so there is room for the arm to grab the cart, then climb back into the truck to collect the material.  The process slows down the collection and increases idle time for the trucks, and increases the chance of property being damaged during collection. 

If you have limited space around your driveway, you might consider leaving room for Lucy by placing your carts on each side of your driveway. 

Where should you leave room for Lucy?

  • Leave room for Lucy between your GARBY, CURBY, and YARDY carts when you set them out for collection.  

  • Leave room for Lucy between your carts and your mailbox.

  • Leave room for Lucy between your carts and telephone poles.

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