Maximum of six (6) containers of household garbage and/or yard waste will be collected. City 60 and 90 gal. carts may be rented and do not count toward the six container maximum allowed. Building materials, furniture, carpet, mattresses, tires and appliances will not be picked up.
Normal collection schedule is Monday through Friday beginning at 4:00 a.m. Garbage, yard waste and recycling may be set out 24 hours prior to pick up. All containers must then be removed from the curb no later than 24 hours after collection.
Missed collections due to holidays or inclement weather will postpone pickup one day. Holidays include New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Curb/Alley Pickup - Containers must be placed within four (4) feet of the curb and within view from the street. Please do not block pedestrian or vehicle traffic. Containers placed in alleys must allow room for traffic to pass.
Acceptable Containers - Garbage may be set out in standard metal or plastic cans with tight fitting lids not to exceed 35 gal. or weigh more than 65 lbs. Heavy duty 2 mil. ply 30 gal. or equivalent plastic bags securely tied at the top are also acceptable. Bags should not be overfilled or weigh more than 35 lbs. City garbage and yard waste carts are available for rent at a rate of $2.50 per month. These 60 and 90 gal. carts have attached lids and wheels for ease of use. During the winter months yard waste carts may be used for garbage. For further information on renting carts call 494-7520.
Yard waste is collected beginning the second week of April Through November. Exact ending date will be announced. Yard waste may be set out in paper lawn bags, standard metal cans or plastic cans. They can not exceed 35 gal. or weigh more than 65 lbs. The City also has 60 and 90 gallon carts that can be rented for Yard Waste collection by calling 494-7520. Yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags or if mixed with garbage. Christmas Trees will be picked up the first two (2) weeks in January.
Tree limbs and branches must be no more than 4' in length and bundled. Bundles must be 1.5' or less in diameter and weigh no more than 35 lbs. These items will be picked up with yard waste (April through November).
Neither the City or its agents will be responsible for scattered materials. (If animals are a problem in your neighborhood contact Animal Control at 494-7590.)
Please recycle! Recycling bins must be set out by 4:00 a.m. on regular collection days. Please do not set out recycling during inclement weather.
Please group your recycling goods as follows:
Group 1 - place in bins:
Group 2 - place in paper sack:
Large quantities of recyclable materials, magazines and telephone books may be dropped off at the Recycling Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Recycling bins are free to Sioux City residents. Lids are available at the Recycling Center at a one time charge of $3.00. Should your Recycling Bin become damaged, lost or stolen, please stop by the Recycling Center - we will be happy to give you a new bin.
Did you know the Recycling Center offers
For more information, please call 279-6292.
For 60 and 90 gallon cart rental or repairs please call Customer Service at 494-7520
IN SIOUXLAND RECYCLING IS EASY TO DO
Your green recycling bin makes recycling of glass, cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, and textiles easy and convenient. Just follow these simple steps:
Think about cans, bottles, newspapers, textiles and cardboard in a new way: as recyclables, not trash!
Place the #1 AND #2 plastics, glass, tin and aluminum cans directly in your green bin. You don t need to keep these recyclable materials separate. They are sorted at the Center.
All paper and textiles (clothing), should be placed in a paper grocery sack and positioned in the bin so that the material will not blow out, Cardboard can be placed next to your Bin.
Put your green bin alongside your trash on your regular trash pick-up day.
Be sure your trash and recycling bin are out by 4:00 AM.
Recyclable containers that have not been properly rinsed may end up in the landfill. Also, paper and clothing that gets wet because it is set out in heavy rain or snow may end up in the landfill. Please participate so your effort will not be wasted.
No Plastic Bags!
Please do not use plastic bags for your recyclables. Recyclables in plastic bags may end up at the landfill. We currently do not accept any type of plastic bags.
There, the recyclables are sorted, baled, and loaded onto trucks or rail cars for transport to mills and plants for re-manufacturing into new products. It is very important to keep unacceptable materials out of the recycling bin since your recyclables are used as a raw material for new products. For example: one unacceptable ceramic cup may cause an entire load of recyclables to be rejected.
Tours and Lids are Available!
Tours of the Siouxland Regional Recycling Center are available for individuals and groups. Plan on spending 30 minutes to an hour to see how our recycling materials are processed prior to shipment. To arrange a tour, please call the Siouxland Regional Recycling Center at (712) 279-6292
Lids for your recycling bin are available for a $3.00 charge at the Center.
The Siouxland Recycling Project has been partially funded by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Landfill Alternative Waste grants.
Thank you for recycling! Questions? Call:
Siouxland Regional Recycling Center (712) 279-6292
Solid Waste & Yardwaste Collection (402) 494-7071
Jackson Landfill (402) 632-4461
If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact .