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Garbage

Residential garbage collections are performed by department staff on a daily basis. In addition, the department maintains a holiday collection schedule to coincide with the annual holiday schedule.

Residents are required to place all solid waste to be collected at the curb before 7 a.m. on their designated collection day. Solid waste collection containers can be no bigger than 33 gallons in size and must have a detachable lid. 

This Public Service Collection Information handout provides an overview what is/isn't accepted curbside.

Additional bags of garbage, beyond the the allotted 33 gallon bin must have a $2.50 sticker attached. Solid waste stickers may be purchased  at the following locations:

  • Marion City Hall
  • Marion Public Services Facility
  • Casey’s General Store: 7th Avenue, Lindale Drive and S. 11th Street
  • Fareway: Marion and 1st Avenue in Cedar Rapids
  • Hawkeye Convenience Stores: East Post Road and  2500 7th Avenue
  • Hy-Vee Stores: Marion, Mt. Vernon Road and Collins Road in Cedar Rapids
  • Hy-Vee Drug Stores: Marion and Boyson Road in Cedar Rapids
  • Kum & Go: 7th Avenue and Blairs Ferry Road

The Public Service Department maintains a holiday collection schedule to coincide with scheduled holidays.The 2019 holiday schedule is as follows: 

2019 waste collection schedule

Questions relating to garbage and recycling collection may be directed to the Public Services office by email or by calling 319-377-6367.


Recycling

The City of Marion provides single stream curbside recycling for all solid waste customers.

Residents are asked to utilize city issued recycling containers for only acceptable single stream recycling items. This Public Service Collection Information handout provides an overview what is/isn't accepted curbside.

Cardboard must be cut down to 2 x 2 foot square. Large quantities should be bundled with twine or tape. Residents are issued one recycling container (at no cost) and have their choice of an 18 gallon or 32 gallon single stream collection container. The containers are issued to the residential unit and must remain at the address it has been issued to.

There is no limit to the number of City issued recycling containers you may set out each week. Additional recycling containers can be purchased at the Public Services Department. 

  • 18 gallon containers- $11.00
  • 32 gallon containers- $20.00

Questions relating to garbage and recycling collection may be directed to the Public Services office by email or by calling 319-377-6367.


Yard Waste 

Yard waste is collected curbside from the first full week in April to the last full week in November, dates may be amended due to weather conditions.

If you have leaves or yard waste that you wish to dispose of, the compost drop-off facility is open year round.

Yard Waste Drop-off Facility
195 35th Street, Marion

Hours:
Weekdays - 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays - 7:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays - 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Grass clippings must be in paper bio-degradable bags weighing no more than 40 lbs. Other yard waste may be placed in a 32/33 gallon can marked with a "Y" facing the street. Sticks/limbs/twigs larger than 1 inch but no more than 3 inches in diameter must be bundled with twine and measure no longer than 3 feet and weigh no more than 40 lbs. 

Garbage and yard waste cannot be mixed in the same can or bag.  No sod or dirt may be left at the curb or dropped off at the yard waste facility.

Yard waste collection information

Questions relating to garbage and recycling collection may be directed to the Public Services office by email or by calling 319-377-6367.

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