201 East Pleasant Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-2484

Curbside Pick-up of Recycling & Garbage

Collection Information

  • Pick Up Begins At 6:00 A.M. On Thursday (East) And Friday (West) Mornings
    • Best Practice Would Be to Set Both Bins Out the Night Before to Ensure Timely Pick Up on Collection Day
  • Missed Collection – Call between 11 a.m. and noon to report a problem for same day service. Be sure to check inside bin to ensure bin is empty.
  • After Hours? Leave a message at 563-777-0783 if no collection has been made.
  • There Are Two Sets of Trucks – They Look the Same
    • One Set for Recycling Collection
    • One Set for Garbage Collection

Container Placement Information

  • Containers should be placed 2 feet from the curb and 3 feet from each other.
  • Containers should be facing forward towards the street.
  • There will be no alley pick up with the except for 4 blocks downtown.

Basic Information

  • Curbside Recycling and Garbage pick-up will be for Addresses on Niagara Street and east will be picked up on Thursday; addresses west of Niagara Street will be picked up on Fridays – see map below
  • The first charge for the curbside service will appear on bills mailed at the end of September. The charge will be for pick-up services between August 20 and September 11. The city will continue to issue one bill that will include charges for water, sewer and curbside pick-up. MMEU bills for electricity will continue to be sent separately.
  • Each household will receive two containers: one with a brown lid for garbage and one with a yellow lid for recycling. All recycling containers are 65-gallon. There are two sizes available for garbage: 95-gallon and 65-gallon. A 95-gallon holds 9 tall kitchen garbage bags and is recommended for households of 3 or more people. A 65-gallon container holds 6 tall kitchen garbage bags and is recommended for households of 2 or less or larger households that are dedicated to recycling.
  • The monthly charge using a 95-gallon garbage container will be $17.40. Using the 65-gallon container for garbage the monthly charge will be $16.30. Recycling is included with garbage pricing.
  • The containers are the property of the hauler and stay at the house or apartment when the occupant moves.
  • Recycling will be single stream and will not require sorting. Do Not Bag Any Recycling. Shredded Paper should be kept loose.