Fall 2023: What You Need To Know

Fall 2023: What You Need to Know

It’s a new season and the City of Bettendorf wants to make sure you’re ready for it – whether it’s helping you fill your calendar with fun events or prepare your home for the cold, snowy weather on the way.


Our city offers free yard waste weeks to solid waste customers to defray the cost of yard waste disposal during the spring and fall lawn cleanup seasons.  The free, or "No Sticker," weeks are offered for two (2) weeks in the spring and six (6) weeks in the fall from October 23rd-December 1st, 2023.  Yard waste must still be placed for collection at your pickup point on your normal pickup date in a Kraft two-ply bag or bundled properly.

For bagging/bundling tips and other important information from the City of Bettendorf Public Works Department, click here


If you regularly water your lawn or have an irrigation system and participate in the City's Sewer Credit Program, now is the time to submit your meter readings. The deadline is December 1st, 2023. To learn more, click here.


All hunters hunting on private property not owned by that hunter and/or property owned by the City of Bettendorf must obtain a ‘Landowners Permission to Hunt’ form from the Bettendorf Police Department. To learn more, click here.


As the weather cools down, it’s also the time of year to enjoy fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. The Bettendorf Fire Department wants to encourage you to do all you can to burn cleanly, safely, and responsibly for your family, neighbors, and community.

If you choose to burn wood, reduce particle pollution with these steps:

  • Only burn seasoned, dry wood. It burns hotter and cleaner.
  • Use a moisture meter to check firewood. Moisture content is best at about 20%.
  • Cover stacked wood, but allow good airflow so it can dry.
  • Never burn wood during air quality alert days (https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Bettendorf&state=IA&country=USA), when air pollution is already higher.
  • Never burn green wood, construction waste, plastic, garbage, or yard waste. They create more smoke and can be toxic.
  • Take extra care if you live in a region where brush fires are of concern.

If you are looking for a cleaner alternative, consider switching to natural gas or propane to reduce harmful air pollutants.

IMPORTANT: Our City complies with all burn bans issued by Scott County or the State of Iowa. You are not allowed to burn leaves, trees, tree trimmings, grass, rubbish, residential waste, or garbage in our city unless you have a permit.

To learn more about the city code and how to apply for a permit, click here.


There are three holidays our City will observe in Fall 2023: Veterans Day on November 11th, Thanksgiving on November 23rd, and the Day After Thanksgiving on November 24th. This means City Hall will be closed and collection services may be impacted. When we have those holiday schedules, we will post them here


There are many events taking place across our city over the next couple of months, but here are some features:

September 23rdQuad Cities Firefighter Chili Cook-Off

September 23rd – Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Participates in G.O.A.T. (Get Out And Trail)!

October 4th - Iowa Healthiest State Walk in Kiwanis Park

October 27th – City Hall-o-ween

October 28th – 2023 Halloween Parade

October 31st – Citywide Trick-or-Treating Hours, 5pm-7:30pm

For more details on the City of Bettendorf’s Halloween Events, click here

November 11th – Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

November 18th – Watch the City of Bettendorf Walk in the Festival of Trees Parade!

For the City of Bettendorf’s Calendar, click here