City of University Heights, Iowa
University Heights City Hall | 1004 Melrose Avenue, University Heights (Iowa City) 52246 | 319-337-6900

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Garbage/Recycling Pickup Information

Yard waste, recycled materials and household garbage collection is provided by
Johnson County Refuse
PO Box 200, North Liberty, IA 52317
Phone: 665-4498
Mobile phone: 330-1726


Service

Pick-up Cost Steps or Conditions
Green bin Paper recycling

Every Tuesday $4.25/ month Paid by City Newspaper, magazines, computer paper, junk mail, and envelopes on one side. Flattened corrugated or chipboard cardboard on the other side of the bin. NO wrapping or tissue paper, soiled or dirty paper, tissues, paper plates, or Styrofoam peanuts. Cut large cardboard into 2′ x 2′ pieces.
Yellow bin Non-paper recycling

Every Tuesday Included with paper cotst Glass (clear, green, and brown bottles and jars, rinsed clean). Tin and aluminum food cans (clean and remove labels). Plastic containers #1 through #7 NO lids, Styrofoam, plastic bags, or toys.
Refuse (Garbage)

Every Tuesday Pick-up starts at 6:30 a.m. $1.25 yellow sticker. Be sure to apply the correct number of stickers or your garbage may not be picked up. Bag Stickers sold at Fareway on Mormon Trek. For yearly sticker: Download Application Form, or call 665-4498. One yearly sticker for up to 20 gallon capacity container; two yearly stickers for 21-35 gallon containers (40 pound limit). Garbage containers must not be larger than a 35 gallon container.
Curside Compost Every Tuesday Composting Bags $1.25 Bags sold at Fareway on Mormon Trek. Bags are sold in packages of 5 DETAILS
Yard waste*
Every Tuesday Composting Bags $1.25 Bags sold at Fareway on Mormon Trek. Bags are sold in packages of 5
Tree branches* Every Tuesday Yardwaste (green) sticker $1.25 Cut tree branches into pieces no longer than 3'x 3 in diameter. Bundles no larger than 48" around. Place sticker around the string holding the bundle together. (Each residence will be allowed one free bundle of branches per week.)
Other bulky rubbish Call 665-4498 Paid by resident You can make special arrangements for removal of appliances, tires, and excessive amounts of yard waste or tree clippings by calling Steve Smith at Johnson Co Refuse.
Leaf vacuuming Announced in Fall Paid by City Thursday, October 27, 2016
Leaf vacuuming Announced in Fall Paid by City Thursday, November 10, 2016
Leaf vacuuming Announced in Fall Paid by City Thursday, November 17, 2016
Christmas trees Announced in Fall Paid by City Tuesday, December 27, 2016, Tuesday January 3, 2017
Please leave tree at curb with garbage/recycling (no tinsel)
*Residents may take yard waste to the Iowa City Landfill at no charge

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