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Weekly Yard Waste and Food Scraps Collections Ending for Season on Saturday, Nov. 30 

Anderson Sainci, Resource Management Coordinator & Supervisor

Nov. 20, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque’s weekly, curbside collection of yard debris and food scraps will end for the 2019 season on Saturday, Nov. 30.  The City will begin its winter collection schedule for those materials on Thursday, Dec. 5.  

The winter yard debris and food scrap schedule will run on Thursdays only starting on Dec. 5 until regular, weekly yard waste and food scraps collection resumes on April 6, 2020.

Current food scraps collection subscribers will automatically have their collections made every Thursday and will be charged $1 per month for this winter service.  All other curbside collection customers who would like to have yard debris and/or food scraps collected must schedule an appointment for a Thursday collection by either calling the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at (563) 589-4250 or submitting a request through the City’s website at  Yellow yard waste stickers and/or annual yard waste decals are required for winter collections.  

To receive automatic reminders about curbside collection schedule changes, recycling reminders, and other alerts, customers are encouraged to visit the ReThink Waste Dubuque site at to download the app or register their contact information to:
  • sign up for curbside collection reminders by email, automated telephone call, and
  • text message;
  • download their collection schedule into iCal, Google calendar, or Microsoft Outlook calendar; and 
  • print their collection schedule.
The ReThink Waste Dubuque tool also offers a “Waste Wizard” feature, which allows users to type in any keywords and get disposal and recycling tips specific to Dubuque.  For more information, call the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at (563) 589-4250.
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Please do not reply to this message.  If you would like additional information on this issue, please contact the staff person identified at the top of the message or contact the City of Dubuque Public Information Office at or 563.589.4151.

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