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Garbage Collection Service Overview

Davenport residents may choose from garbage carts in three sizes:  35, 65 and 95 gallon.  The smaller the cart, the less you pay in solid waste fees.  This system, known as volume-based fees, rewards those who recycle more and throw away less. 

Picture of garbage cart sizesThe current Solid Waste Fee schedule is effective through June 30, 2022.  The fee increases 3% annually.

  • 35 gallon (Small), $13.81/Month - $41.43/Quarter
  • 65 gallon (Medium), $17.60/Month - $52.82/Quarter
  • 95 gallon (Large), $21.42/Month - $64.24/Quarter

You can exchange your garbage or recycling cart to a smaller or larger size to meet your needs. Use this link to request a cart exchange. A $25 exchange fee per cart applies to all exchanges with the exception of homeowners who purchased their homes within the last six months.

New Residents and Moves.  
Garbage and recycling carts are assigned by address and are to be left at the designated address.  To start/stop your service you need only make one call.  When you start/stop your water service with IowaAmerican Water Company (1.866.641.2108), you are automatically enrolled in the solid waste collection system.  If your cart(s) are missing or you need to exchange the size of the cart at the location just give us a call at 563.326.7923.

Vacation/Extended Leave Shut-off Request. 
This service allows residents to temporarily shut off solid waste service due to an extended vacation or leave. The monthly solid waste fee is reduced to zero for the specified number of months, not to exceed six months*. The city will remove your cart and return it when service is re-activated. A $35 fee (rate subject to change) applies. Use this link to submit a request for Shut-off.

*There is a military exception to this rule, which allows collection service to be disrupted for up to 12 months. A copy of military orders must be furnished to qualify for this exception.

Extra Cart Dump. A one-time extra cart dump is available to residents who would like to have their garbage or recycling cart emptied and are unable to wait until their next scheduled collection day. The cost for this service is $25. Click here to request an extra dump

Stolen or Lost Cart.  
Contact us at 563.326.7923 to report a stolen or lost cart.  The cart is property of the City of Davenport and each one has a serial number assigned to a house to identify it.

Business Waste
The City does not collect business waste. Contact the Waste Commission of Scott County or a private hauler for disposal options.