Curbside Yard Waste Collection

During designated week(s) each spring and fall, the City of Waverly offers a free collection of leaves and yard waste that have been placed in biodegradable bags.  Please note that sticks and brush are only picked up during the spring free collection weeks and not during the fall.  Further details are listed below:

Fall - Free Collection of Leaves / Yard Waste

Fall Leaf & Yard Waste Collection will be scheduled for 6 weeks, beginning the first full week in October, on your regular garbage day or shortly after.  During this time, you may email Public Services or call 319-352-6247 or  to schedule your bags of leaves to be picked up.  Biodegradable bags are required.

Spring - Free Collection of Leaves / Yard Waste / Sticks / Brush

The next Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collection will be held April 24 through May 5, on your regular garbage day or shortly after.  Biodegradable bags are required.  Please read the following "General Instructions".

General Instructions for the Spring / Fall Free Yard Waste Collection:

  • Leaves and yard waste must be placed in biodegradable bags (available for purchase at local retailers).  Bags need to be prelabeled as biodegradable or yard waste bags.
  • Leaves and yard waste in plastic leaf bags will not be picked up.
  • Each bag or bundle is to weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • Place bags of leaves at front curb on your regular garbage day by 7:00 a.m. during the above designated week(s), for pick up on your garbage day or shortly after.
  • Sticks & brush are picked up for free only during the two spring collection weeks.  These need to be bundled no more than 18 inches in diameter and 48 inches long.
  • Please refer to the Spring '23 Newsletter for more information.

Wood Mulch Delivery

To reduce the stockpile of wood mulch, this spring we will again deliver to Waverly residents and businesses (within the City limits) for a fee.  Note: One cubic yard of mulch covers approximately 100 square feet at 3 inches thick.  Click here or call 319-352-6247 to set up delivery.

Leaf Vacuum Service

Leaf vacuuming is also a service available to citizens of Waverly each Fall.  Leaves need to be placed in large piles between the sidewalk and curb area, not in the street.  The fee for this service is $30 per trip.  Larger yards or yards with lots of leaves may require more than one trip.   This service will be offered until Nov. 17, weather permitting, or until daytime air temperature drops below freezing.  Email Public Services or call 319-352-6247 to schedule the leaf vacuum service.

Special Pickup Service for Leaves / Yard Waste / Brush and Sticks

The City of Waverly does provide a Special Pickup Service for leaves, yard waste and brush at a charge of $25 per load at any time during the year. Brush and sticks need to be bundled no more than 18 inches in diameter and 48 inches long.  Email Public Services or call 319-352-6247 if you'd like to schedule this service.

Biodegradable Yard Waste Bags

Biodegradable yard waste bags are required during the designated free yard waste collection weeks each spring and fall.  Biodegradable bags can be purchased from local retailers.
NOTE:  Bags must be labeled as biodegradable or yard waste bags.

Christmas Tree Removal

The City of Waverly provides assistance in the disposal of Christmas trees for Waverly residents.  This service is offered for two weeks following the Christmas holiday.  To take advantage of this service, place your tree at the curb in front of your residence (not in the alley) on your regular garbage day.  Please have all tinsel, decorations and plastic tree bag removed prior to disposal.  Wreaths and garland will also be picked up.  

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