City of Bettendorf, Iowa

A premier city.

Yard Waste

The City of Bettendorf provides yard waste collection every week from April through roughly December 1st on residents' garbage day. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste and must be bagged in two-ply kraft paper bags. The City offers free yard waste pick-up from April 5-16, 2021 and October 25-December 3, 2021; there are no stickers required during these periods. December through March, yard waste is only picked up once a week on a call-in basis only.
Yard Waste Collection Fee:
Every yard waste bag requires a $1.60 yellow sticker. Stickers can be purchased at local grocery stores, convenience stores, garden centers, City Hall or the Public Works building. There is NO CHARGE to collect bundled tree trimmings and branches.

Set-Out Time:
All materials must be set out by 6:00 am on the regular 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 yard waste vehicle may not be to your area until the afternoon.
     -  Yard waste must be placed in kraft paper bags
     -  Each yard waste bag cannot weigh more than 50 pounds
     -  All tree trimmings and branches must be bundled with twine and rope, and not weigh more than 50 pounds per bundle
     -  Branches must be no longer than five (5) feet
     -  Branches must be no larger than six (6) inches in diameter
     -  Bundles should be no more than 18 inches in diameter
The City offers eight (8) weeks every year when residents do not need to put yard waste stickers on their paper yard waste bags.
NO STICKER WEEKS: April 5th - April 16th and October 25th - December 3rd, 2021
Residents may also take their yard waste to the Davenport Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Avenue, Davenport, Iowa
No charge weeks at Davenport Compost: April 4 - 17 and October 25 - December 3, 2021

No Burning Ordinance:
The burning of leaves and other yard waste is prohibited by city ordinance.

Contact Us:

Email:     Phone: 563-344-4088

Contact Us

4403 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Get Directions

  • Phone: (563) 344-4088
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In this Department

More Information