Waste/Recycling Department

Superintendent: Adam Reinhardt

Solid Waste

Solid waste is one of the most visible functions provided by the city. This department not only handles household and commercial wastes, but also provides and services a recycling drop-off point, yard waste pickup during the summer months, and on-site leaf pickup is provided every fall. Along with normal monthly service, the department also provides a special dumpster service that allows homeowners to rent larger drop-off containers for their needs. Appliance disposal is available for a small fee. All of these services are a part of your Solid Waste Fee.


On August 1, 2018, the City of West Liberty rolled out its curbside single-stream recycling program. The project was started in 2016 after receiving a Solid Waste Alternative Grant from the State of Iowa to build a recycling transfer station at the previous site of the community drop off at 1136 N Walnut St. In 2017 the purchase of an automated garbage and recycling truck requiring only 1 employee to operate was added to the fleet. This replaced the very antiquated rear load trucks which often required 3 employees to operate efficiently. The spring of 2018 construction began on the recycling building with a small fee of $3.50 to help offset the cost of moving to the curbside pickup, containers, and future maintenance.


We’ve tried to make the recycling program as convenient as possible. Every household customer receives a gray can with a green lid containing the recycling information stamped on it. For larger apartment complexes and our downtown customers, gray dumpsters with the recycling logo and information posted on the sides have been placed in the alleys. These are for everyone’s use and will ease the timeliness of pickup and reduce cans blowing around downtown during storms.

Ultimately through grant monitoring, the goal is to reduce the expense of hauling garbage to the landfill and provide for a cleaner and safer environment.

Questions and Answers

Q: When is trash and recycling pickup?
A: Please click on the yearly city calendar posted at the bottom of this page.
Q: How can I get a replacement trash can?
A: Please call city hall at 319-627-2418.
Q: How much does it cost to rent a dumpster?
A: 6 yard is $80, 3 yard is $40, 1.5 yard is $20, call city hall to schedule a time.
Q: What items are recyclable?
A: Please refer to the “What Can You Recycle?” attachment below.
Q: Does the city pick up appliances or TVs?
A: Yes, but there is a fee. Please call city hall to learn more about pricing and to schedule a time.

Adam Reinhardt, Superintendent
Location: 106 W. Second. St.
Phone: (319) 627-2418
Email: areinhardt@CityOfWestLibertyIA.org