Curbside Garbage

The City of Council Bluffs offers residents curbside garbage collection. Garbage is picked up on the same day as recycling and yard waste. 

Garbage Collection Guidelines:



    • Garbage must be bagged
    • Collection is limited to three 32 gallon garbage cans, or one City-approved Poly Cart
    • Weight is limited to 60lbs per garbage can, or 30lbs per garbage bag
    • Each bag over limit must be marked with an Extra Bag Tag
    • An extra Poly Cart requires three Extra Bag Tags
    • Garbage must be residential only, no business-generated garbage
    • Items not accepted in garbage or recycling include hot ashes, ammunition, bricks, car parts, concrete, construction material, etc.
There are no set times for collection. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste must be set out by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, or as early as 7:00 p.m. the night before. If set out late, it will not be collected until the following week, limits still apply.