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Solid Waste and Recycling Collection
The City of Fort Madison updated the solid waste collection code in 2018. All residential units will be charged $15.00 per month for a 65-gallon solid waste cart or $17.50 per month for a 95-gallon solid waste cart. If there are multiple customers at a single address (four maximum), such as a multiplex dwelling, each customer will be charged by the size of the cart they request.

Solid Waste Code
In 2001, the City of Fort Madison began an implementation of a revised Solid Waste Code. In this code, the city began billing each residential customer $15 per month for weekly trash pick-up. If there are multiple customers at a single address (four units maximum), such as a multiplex dwelling, each customer will be charged.

These charges will be on your monthly water bill. They will appear as "GB" for garbage / landfill. You will also see a code "IW" for integrated waste. This charge is for landfill usage. The fee is $1.00 for residents and $1.50 for commercial. For more information on collection fees, view our services and fees.

Garbage Regulations
The City of Fort Madison provides either a 65 or 95 - gallon cart for residents to use for weekly solid waste collection. All solid waste must be bagged and put into the cart with the ability for the lid to close. The carts are the property of the City of Fort Madison and will be maintained by the City. For complete details of the solid waste cart program, visit solid waste collection.

IMPORTANT
new information regarding the 2018 Trash/Recycling & Yard Waste Collection schedule.  Please be sure to read the information provided below very carefully by clicking on the attached link under "Recycling & Yard Waste Collection".

2018 Holiday Trash Pick Up Schedule

Recycling & Yard Waste Collection

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On Wednesdays, every other week recyclables and yard waste are picked up. In an effort to improve the recycling program in the City of Fort Madison, the city and Great River Regional Waste Authority have partnered to make the following changes.

Residents who participate in the recycling program will be required to place their recycling items in a GRRWA recycling bin or they can choose to use their own garbage can/cart for recycling (no larger than 40 gallons). The use of your own garbage can/ cart for recycling must have the “RECYCLING” written clearly on the side.

Residents who are new or would like a recycling bin from GRRWA can pick up their free 18- gallon recycling bin at the GRRWA at 2091 303rd Avenue (across from Tri-State Rodeo Arena). Residents must present a current City of Fort Madison water bill to receive their free recycling bin. Each additional recycling bin will cost $7.00. Recyclables can be in either in the GRRWA recycling bin or your garbage can/cart, which will need to be properly labeled.

Place your recycling and yard waste items, where you normally place your trash for collection. Yard waste runs spring, summer, and fall. Recycling collection is year-round.


IMPORTANT new information regarding the 2018 Trash/Recycling & Yard Waste Collection schedule.  Please be sure to read the information provided below very carefully by clicking on the attached link.

2018 Recycling/Yard Waste/Trash Collection Schedule