We’re here to help you find the Council Bluffs trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.
The City of Council Bluffs is in Iowa with Omaha to the west, Cedar Falls and Waterloo to the northeast, Des Moines and West Des Moines to the east, Bellevue to the south.
If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.
Council Bluffs Trash Collection Calendar 2023
For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2240/Curbside-Collection-Services
Trash Pick Up Holidays
Here you can see the city-observed holidays.
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
The collection will be one day late after the holiday with the Friday collection taking place on Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, curbside collection is not impacted.
Council Bluffs Trash Collection Map
Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023
To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2241/Additional-Curbside-Services
Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
- Two appliance pick-ups/ year
- Each household is allowed two bulky waste pick-ups/ year
- Bulky waste must be contained to an area no larger than 8’ in length by 4’ in width by 4’ in height (a full-size couch)
- Items such as carpeting should be cut into 4’ lengths and bundled with twine
- Bundles should not exceed 2’ in diameter and 60lbs
- All loose items must be bagged
- Bulky waste does not include regular household garbage
Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
Please contact Waste Connections at (712) 256-2288.
Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.
If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.
Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.
There are a number of junk removal services in Council Bluffs and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.
Recycling Collection Calendar 2023
Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2260/Curbside-Recycling
Frequently Asked Questions
When is bulk pickup in Council Bluffs?
To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/2241/Additional-Curbside-Services
What day is trash pickup?
To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=7813
What time does trash collection start?
Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.
How can I contact the Council Bluffs Public Works Department?
Waste Connections – contracted by the city
Phone: (712) 256-228
Physical Address: 4441 Gifford Rd Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 890-5454
Fax: (712) 328-4987
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