City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Recycling Collection

The City of Bettendorf provides recycling collection every other week. Please remember to put recycling materials only in the blue recycling carts. Garbage goes into the garbage cart, NOT in the recycling cart. Refer to your recycling calendar for collection dates or check

Recycling Tips:
     -All cardboard MUST be placed inside the recycling cart. Make sure the cardboard is flattened and completely inside the cart.
     -Follow directions on top of the recycling cart.
     -All materials must be clean and dry.
     -Not plastic bags, yard waste, styrofoam, rope clothing, hangers, chains, or items with food residue are allowed.

     -Set-Out recycling no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Please keep in mind, each service runs with a different truck and items may be picked up at different times during the day of your service. For instance, your garbage cart might be emptied at 8:30am, but the recycling vehicle may not be to your area until the afternoon.



     -For more information about the recycling program and what can be recycled, visit
Recycling Collection:
For an on-line schedule, click here.

Recycling Collection Fee:
The recycling service is available to all Bettendorf residents who receive the city's solid waste collection service.

Cart Too Full?:

  • Flatten all cans and containers before putting them into the cart.
  • Flatten the cardboard. Place it inside the cart.
  • If you consistently overfill the cart, the city will deliver a second cart at no charge. Email Operations at or call 563-344-4088.

Cart Placement:
Park it. Point it. Give it space.

Missed Collection:
Residents with a question regarding collection, please email or call 563-344-4088.

Leave the cart at the residence you are leaving. If you move to another home in Bettendorf and it doesn't have a cart, please call PW operations, 563-344-4088,  or email for a new one.

Missing or Damaged Carts:
Residents who have a missing or damaged cart should contact Bettendorf Public Works at or call 563-344-4088 for a replacement.  The cart, and its contents, are the property of the City of Bettendorf. It is against the law to remove them.
EPA Waste Wise Links

This collection of web links are from the EPA's Waste Wise Web site:

American Forest & Paper Association

AF&PA's recycling section offers facts and figures on paper recovery and recycling rates. The Kids & Educators section also provides useful information about paper recycling.

Recycling Facts

Compiled by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, this site includes facts about recycling-related resource savings, energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions.

Steel Recycling Fact Sheet

The Steel Recycling Institute has gathered facts about steel recycling in North America.

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4403 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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  • Phone: (563) 344-4088
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    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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