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Posted on: June 19, 2018

City to Begin Curbside Collection of Electronics

City of Dubuque curbside collection customers will soon have a convenient and accessible option to recycle electronics and related accessories.

Beginning July 1, the City of Dubuque will expand its “large item collection program” to offer its residential customers the option to schedule curbside collection of a wide variety of electronics and related material.

The City of Dubuque Public Works Department offers large item collections by appointment for a base fee on customers’ regular solid waste collection days. Large item and/or electronics collections must be scheduled in advance by calling 563-589-4250. All items must be set out to a curb or alley line by 6 a.m. on the day of collection.

The base fee for curbside collection of all types of electronics, including one device with an electronic screen (laptops, monitors, TVs, etc.), will be $20. Electronics include all types of computer monitors and televisions (both cathode ray tubes/CRTs and LED/plasma TVs). Other electronics such as VCRs, DVD/Blu-Ray players, audio equipment, computer towers and associated equipment, fax machines, printers, scanners, and associated cables are included in the $20 base fee with one device with an electronic screen. Additional devices with an electronic screen added to a collection will add $15 to the cost of that collection.

Electronics collected by City crews as part of the large item collection program will be recycled through the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency’s (DMASWA) Electronics Recycling Program. For more information on that program, visit

For more information on large item/electronics collection or to schedule a collection, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or visit

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