Curbside Collection

To sign up for curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste, call (712) 328-4649. Recycling and solid waste collection billing occurs on a quarterly basis. Bills are $54 every 3 months ($18 per month). To learn more about your bill, click here

The City of Council Bluffs contracts Red River Waste Solutions, Inc. for curbside garbage collection, curbside recycling collection and curbside yard waste services. 
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Red River provides the following services through this contract.
  • Limited weekly residential collection of garbage; three, 32-gallon cans or 1 95-gallon Poly-Cart of trash (60 pounds maximum for cans, 30 pounds for bags)
  • Each additional bag over the limit must have an extra bag tag attached to it.
  • Unlimited residential curbside recycling (Items need to be separated into Blue and Green Weeks. See the calendar of the curbside recycling collection schedule.)
  • Unlimited weekly yard waste collection from April 1 to November 30
  • Weekly backdoor collection for the elderly and handicapped
  • Two curbside appliance and bulky waste collections per year; call Red River for an appointment at 712-256-2288
  • Curbside used oil collection (2 gallons per household per month)

More Information

View the holiday collection schedule to see which weeks trash will be delayed.

For more information about waste services in Council Bluffs, check out the Recycling and Solid Waste Services Guide. These are mailed to each resident on City waste services in the spring. 

For billing information or questions, call (712) 328-4649.

For missed collections of curbside garbage, recycling or yard waste or to schedule a bulky waste pick-up, call Red River Waste Solutions at (712) 256-2288 or click here to file a request or concern.

For the Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill near Malvern, call (712) 624-8039.