Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Advisory


The City of Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling division is working to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The division has adjusted collection procedures to reduce the risk of worker exposure and to limit the need to exit the collection vehicle:

Garbage Collection

·Place extra garbage bags with the garbage sticker visible to the driver on top of your gray GARBY cart.

·Hold onto any extra garbage bags that don’t fit on top of your GARBY cart until the next collection period.

·Tip: Use small bags rather than full-sized so more garbage fits in your GARBY cart.

Recycling Collection

·Only recycling inside your blue CURBY cart will be collected. No extra recycling boxes for now.

·Tip: Flatten items to fit more in.

·Glass collection is suspended. Hold onto glass until collection resumes

Yard Waste Collection

  • Collection of green YARDY (yard waste) carts continues.

Bulky Item & Special Haul Collection

  • Temporarily suspended until further notice.

Please visit www.cedar-rapids.org for the most updated information on collection modifications and COVID-19 response.