Is Your Garbage Day or Recycling Week Changing? Find Out Here!

The day you roll your garbage and/or recycling cart out to the street may be changing.

Starting April 3, 2023, the City of Bettendorf's Public Works Department is adapting some routes in the northern and eastern part of town, which will impact 1,740 homes when it comes to their garbage day and/or recycling week.


This is a necessary change to reflect the growth happening in the northern and eastern part of our City. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bettendorf’s population was 33,217 after the 2010 Census. It grew by 17.7% to 39,102 after the 2020 Census and with the recent addition of three new senior housing facilities and continued residential growth, the City’s population is likely more than 40,000 today.

City of Bettendorf Population (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

  • 2020 – 39,102 = 17.7% Growth from 2010
  • 2010 – 33, 217 = 6% Growth from 2000
  • 2000 – 31,275 = 12% Growth from 1990
  • 1990 – 27,844 = 2% Growth from 1980
  • 1980 – 27,381
Here's another way to put it. Since 2010, there are: 

- 67 Additional Cul-de-sacs
- 28.38 More Centerline Miles of Pavement
- 56.78 More Lane Miles of Pavement

You can see that growth by looking at these two images:

2010 Aerial for Web  Current Aerial for Web

The top photo is an aerial of the northern part of Bettendorf in 2010. The bottom photo is an aerial of that same area today. Can you see all the new neighborhoods that have been built in the last 13 years?

To keep up with the growth - and anticipated growth - of our City, Public Works Crews are changing several routes in the northern and eastern part of town.


There are several ways to find out if your garbage day and/or recycling week is changing:
- You will receive a postcard in the mail and also see a sticker on your garbage and/or recycling cart. 
- Click here to see a spreadsheet that lists all the homes impacted by these changes. Use CTRL + F and a search box will come up. From there, you can look for your address. Please note that those addresses highlighted in yellow will be changing their recycling and bulky waste collection week as well.
- Click here to view the new map. Once it fully loads, you'll see different areas of town labeled with a day of the week. You can then zoom in and see if your home will be associated with a new garbage day or recycling week starting April 3, 2023.

Thank you for your patience as our hard-working Sanitation Workers and Laborers do their best to keep our growing City clean each and every day!

If you have any questions, call the Public Works Operations Main Line at 563-344-4088 and someone will be happy to help you.

Mayor's Message on Route Changes: