Due to the recent storms, the Council Bluffs Recycling Center (CBRC) will be accepting tree debris and flood materials free of charge from Council Bluffs residents. These items will be accepted during normal business hours beginning Wednesday, June 4 and will continue through Wednesday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Free tree disposal is limited to residents of Council Bluffs and is not available to commercial entities, surrounding communities or outlying areas. Residents will be required to present proof of address before disposal. All other entities shall pay $20 per ton to dispose of tree debris and $50 per ton to dispose of flood materials as construction and demolition debris. Construction and demolition debris presently includes any water-damaged materials such as furniture, clothing, carpet, etc. but excludes regular household garbage and food waste.
Appliances with Freon can be disposed of for $12 each, and appliances without Freon can be disposed of for $5 each. Electronics are accepted for disposal for a charge of $0.25 per pound. Household hazardous waste, which includes automotive products, cleaning products, fluorescent bulbs, mercury-containing devices, paint and solvents, pesticides, rechargeable batteries can also be disposed of at the CBRC. Remember all materials must be tarped or tied down from the point of origin to prevent spillage and/or scattering of materials.
Branches and logs up to 24” in diameter shall be cut no longer than 10’ in length. Branches and logs 24” up to 36” in diameter shall be cut no longer than 6’ in length. Branches and logs 36” and larger in diameter shall be cut no longer than 4’ in length. All loads of branches and logs not cut to specifications and/or containing metal, garbage or stumps with excessive amounts of dirt may be refused.
Residents on City waste services may also offer yard waste at the curb for regular collection as long as it meets curbside specifications. Please be patient at Red River Waste Services works to collect all curbside yard waste.
Curbside garbage collection is still limited to one City-approved 95-gallon Poly-cart or three, 32-gallon cans or bags per household. Each additional bag over the limit must have an extra bag tag attached to it (available at area grocery stores for $2.50 each). All garbage must be bagged. If households exceed the garbage limit, it may be tagged and not collected.
Normal business hours for the CBRC are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information, contact the Council Bluffs Recycling Center at