General Information about Garbage & Recycling Collection
The Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities includes the charge for garbage and recycling collection on the monthly billing. The City of Rock Rapids oversees this service. If you have questions regarding garbage or recycling collection, please call 472-2553 or contact them by e-mail.
Garbage is picked up every Monday morning beginning at 4:00 A.M. Each household will be provided a 65-gallon garbage cart by their garbage hauler. The carts are owned by Denny’s Sanitation and Town & Country. The numbered carts are assigned to a specific residence and must remain at that residence.
The guidelines for using the carts are:
Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, brush, or garden trash) is not to be mixed with garbage. This waste should be taken to the tree dump, east of the fairgrounds.
Rock Rapids has a mandatory recycling program. The City of Rock Rapids provides a large, specially marked yellow or green garbage can to be used when placing recyclables out for collection. Recycling is unlimited - feel free to recycle as much as possible every time!
Recycled items are picked up on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Please make sure your recyclables are clean and dry. Place your container out for collection by 4:00 A.M. Refer to the calendar for the exact dates of recycling collection.
Items that can be recycled are:
Please do not include the following in your recycling:
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