Garbage collection for residential customers, residing within the city limits of West Burlington, is provided by LaVeine Sanitation Services. Each resident has been issued a 95-Gallon waste container that belongs to the waste hauler and should not be removed from the address. Charges for garbage collection appear once a month on your monthly utility bill from the City.
·FILLING YOUR WASTE CONTAINER: Please bag your trash before placing it in the container to help reduce with litter, pests, to keep containers clean and prevent spilling. Place only household garbage/trash in the container. Absolutely no paint, chemicals, motor oil or other hazardous waste should be disposed of in your container. Also, please do not place construction materials, dirt, rock, yard waste, auto parts, major appliances, hot ashes or coals in your garbage collection.
·COLLECTION DAY: The wheels and handle of the container are to face your home. Note there are arrows on your container’s lid, you may use them as a helpful guide to determine the direction the container should face. Waste containers awaiting solid waste collection are to be placed within 3ft. of the resident’s alley or street and must have an open radius of 3ft around the container and a clearing height of 10ft for collection.
·MOVING YOUR CONTAINER: Make sure the lid is closed, grasp the container firmly with both hands and wheel the container to the point of collection. Containers for street-side collection are not to be place in residents front yards earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day before trash pickup and no later than 6 a.m. on the day of collection. Customers with street-side collection are to remove waste containers within 12 hours after pickup.
City of West Burlington
122 Broadway Street
Des Monies County Landfill
Haz Chem Center
Frequently Asked Questions ?
Can I use my own garbage can for garbage pickup?
·No. Solid waste must be placed in the waste container provided by the hauler for collection. Crews will NOT collect/empty garbage from any other receptacle.
How much garbage will the 95-gallon carts hold?
·The waste containers will hold 7-8 tall kitchen bags.
When is my garbage collection?
·Residents West of Leffler: Mondays Nov.1st-April 30th then Mondays & Thursdays May 1st-Oct. 31st
Does the lid of the container need to be closed at all time?
·Yes. Following this will help keep rain out of the cart, keep odors, bugs and critters to a minimum.
Can I use the cart for my yard waste?
· No. The City of West Burlington provides citizens, within city limits, the use of a yard waste site to dispose of leaves, grass clipping and small twigs (2” in diameter, 4’ long). This is located at the Public Works building; 2000 W. Mt. Pleasant Street.
Is there a weight restriction?
·We ask our residents to be reasonable and strongly encourage them to use the recycling service provided. Recycling pickup is curbside, every other Wednesday. Assuming compliance with the restrictions on type of materials allowed and lid is completely closed, the maximum weight capacity for 95-gallon container is 200 pounds. If the waste container exceeds the weight limit, garbage will not be picked up.