Dumpster Permits


Any hauling company who places a dumpster in the public right-of-way within Fort Madison's city limits must complete a Dumpster Permit Form at City Hall, 811 Avenue E, at least two (2) weeks prior to the placement of the dumpster.

Dumpster Permit Form

All dumpsters shall display a red light or reflective devise which allows the dumpster to be plainly visible from a distance of 200 feet in all directions and shall not be parked within 25 feet of any street intersection.

There is a $20.00 barricade fee PER WEEK. If the applicant fails to adhere to the requirements of this permit, they shall be in violation and be expected to pay double the permit fee.

*This dumpster permit does not pertain to businesses with a regularly scheduled trash collection. 

More Information

For more information, please contact the Fort Madison Public Works Department at (319) 372-7700.