Garbage Collection

Basic Guidelines Regular Refuse Collection Routes


Container Size and Placement (Old Program Containers)

  • "Trash Can" shall mean any container with not less than a 20 gallon capacity and not more than a 40 gallon capacity. Containers should be made of metal or plastic that are watertight. Containers shall not exceed a load weight of 50 pounds.
  • Trash collected in garbage bags should have sufficient capacity and are at least 1 1/2 mils thick.

All Collection Programs in the City of Muscatine and Fruitland


  • city collections made from alleys: Containers or garbage bags shall be placed adjacent to and in back of the property line abutting the alley.
city collections made from streets: Containers or garbage bags shall be placed within 3 ft. of the back curb line or the shoulder of the street without causing the container to be placed on any public street or sidewalk. All materials for collection can be placed out for pick up after 4 p.m. the day before collection and no later than 5 a.m. the day of collection


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Map of the City of Muscatine and Fruitland 

FALL HOLIDAYS



Veteran’s Day


2017 Refuse, Recycling, Compost and Transfer Station Operation Schedule

There will be no Refuse Collection on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 10, 2017. Refuse collection for Friday and Monday will be on Monday, November 13, 2017. Curbside recycling will be picked up on Veterans Day, Friday, November 10th.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Friday, November 10th. It will reopen on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The hours of operation for Saturday, November 11th are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Compost Site will be closed on Friday, November 10th. It will reopen on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2017  Refuse, Recycling, Compost, and Transfer Station Operation Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving,  there will be no Refuse Collection on Thursday or Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017. Refuse Collection for Wednesday and Thursday routes will be on Wednesday, November 22nd. Refuse Collection for Friday and Monday routes will be on Monday, November 27th.

Curbside Recycling will be a day behind due to the holiday. Recycling normally picked up on Thursday, will be collected on Friday, November 24th. Curbside Recycling that is normally picked up on Friday will be collected on Saturday, November 25th.

The Compost Site and Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th. Both reopen on Saturday, November 25th. Saturday hours for the Compost Site  are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Saturday hours for the Transfer Station are 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Yard Waste Collection

  • Grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste can be picked up at the curb on regular garbage pick up day. Materials for pick up will only be picked up in City of Muscatine Yard Waste Bags. Yard waste bags that have store brand names on them will not be picked up.
  • City of Muscatine Bags can be purchased at local retailers:
    • Muscatine Recycling Center and Transfer Station
    • Hy-Vee Stores
    • Fareway
    • Wal-Mart
    • Walgreens


Brush and Limb Collection

  • Tree limbs and other trimmings from trees and shrubs shall be bundled with string or cord in 4-foot lengths.
  • Larger tree limbs for collection should be directed to Public Works at 563.263.8933