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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Cedar Falls Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 6

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Curbside yard waste collection in Cedar Falls will resume Monday, April 6. Collection takes place on Mondays from April – November. From July through September, carts will be up picked up every other Monday. From April 6 – April 30, residents can take advantage of the program at a reduced cost of $5.00 per service.  Yard waste collection will not occur on May 25, 2020, due to City offices being closed.

Remember to place your yard waste cart at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Please be sure to remove your cart from the curb no later than 8:00 p.m. the day of collection to avoid unwanted service. 

Those who use yard waste carts are reminded to not overload their carts. The weight limit is 250 pounds. Do not deposit dirt, sod, or ashes in the yard waste carts. Please place carts at least 3’ away from objects.

Yard Waste Compost Facility 

The Yard Waste Compost Facility is currently open to the public. Located in the 300 block of East Main Street, this facility is for use by Cedar Falls residents only. Usage may be monitored to ensure compliance so residents are asked to please bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license or vehicle registration.

The facility is open daily, weather permitting, from dawn to dusk. Permissible disposal includes brush, logs, leaves, garden waste, and grass clippings. No dimensional lumber, landscape timbers, demolition material, garbage or plastic containers is accepted.

Quality wood mulch and compost is available to residents free of charge during normal operating hours. Residents are required to “load their own” so be sure to bring shovels.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station will accept yard waste daily during normal operations. Mondays are reserved for yard waste only. Yard Waste fees are $29.50 per ton.  As an alternative, residents are encouraged to utilize the Seasonal Compost Facility for their yard waste disposal needs.

According to City and County ordinances, all loads must be covered or secured.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the transfer station is currently only accepting credit/debit card only, no cash or check.

Transfer Station Hours:

Winter hours – November through March

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Last load taken at 4:45 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Last load taken at 2:45 p.m.

Summer Hours – April through October

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Last load taken at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Last load taken at 2:45 p.m.

For additional information regarding yard waste disposal options contact the Public Works Department at 273-8629.

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