Holiday Information

Christmas and New Year's Holiday Schedule
City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2023 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The City's garbage, bulky waste, recycling, and yard waste collection schedule for Christmas and New Year’s is as follows:

  • No collection on Monday, December 26, 2022. All collection services including garbage, recycling, bulky, and yard waste will be moved one day later in the week to include Saturday, December 31, 2022. All materials should be at residents' regular collection site by 6:00 a.m.
  • No collection on Monday, January 2, 2023. All collection services including garbage, recycling, bulky, and yard waste will be moved one day later in the week to include Saturday, January 7, 2023. All materials should be at residents' regular collection site by 6:00 a.m. For more information call 563-344-4088. 
  • Beginning December 27 - 31, residents may set out two extra bags of garbage without Extra bags should be placed outside the cart on residents’ collection day.
  •  Christmas tree collection is scheduled for December 27, 2022 - January 7, 2023, on residents' collection day. All ornaments, plastic wrap, and tree stands must be removed.  No sticker required. Trees should be left at regular collection site by 6:00 a.m.

Transit will operate on its normal schedule through the holiday season.

Weather permitting, Palmer Hills Golf Course will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 24 and will be closed on December 25. The golf course will be open December 31 and January 1.

Library will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26, open 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on December 31, and closed on January 1 and 2.

Family Museum will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31 at 2:00 pm, and January 1.

 Fireworks Ordinance
If citizens have a complaint of fireworks being shot outside the allowed dates/times in their neighborhoods, call 911 and give the dispatcher as detailed of a location as possible, to include a specific address when available. This will give our officers the best chance of locating the violators.

Consumer fireworks are restricted to the night of December 31 from 10:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m., immediate following day.

Residents are allowed to shoot off fireworks on their own property or have permission from the property owner. Individuals may not shoot off fireworks on public property, streets, or in city parks. 

Fireworks outside of the approved dates and times will not be allowed and the offender is subject to a fine. The fines are as follows: first offense $250.00, second offense $400.00, and third or more offenses $625.00. Both adults and minors are subject to fines for violating the fireworks ordinance.

If fireworks are being used at a residence and the person responsible for setting off the fireworks does not come forward, the homeowner will be cited for Disorderly House, 5-5A-7 of the City Code, with a fine up to $625.00.

Sky lanterns are prohibited in the City of Bettendorf under the International Fire Code. Sky Lanterns, or sometimes called, floating lanterns, wishing lanterns, and celebration lanterns are airborne paper lanterns with a small candle or fuel cell that when lit, heats the air in the lantern making it rise. They are known to travel up to several miles from where they were released. If a sky lantern lands on a roof or on a combustible surface while it is still burning, it could ignite and cause a fire.

The fireworks ordinance will be strictly enforced by the Bettendorf Police Department.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief Keith Kimball at or 563-344-4020.

Holidays Observed by the City of Bettendorf for the Year 2023
If a holiday occurs on a Saturday, it will be observed on Friday.
If a holiday occurs on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday.
Holiday hours vary for other city facilities. Please call facilities directly.

  • Christmas - Monday, December 26, 2022 
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Labor Day Monday - September 4, 2023
  • Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Christmas - Monday, December 25, 2023