City of Dubuque to start electronic waste pickup



June 19, 2018 – For Immediate Release
City to Begin Curbside Collection of Electronics
DUBUQUE, IOWA – City of Dubuque curbside collection customers will soon have a
convenient and accessible option to dispose of their electronic waste. Beginning July 1,
the City of Dubuque will expand its “large item collection program” to offer its residential
customers the option to schedule curbside collection of a wide variety of electronic
The City of Dubuque Public Works Department offers large item collections by
appointment for a base fee on customers’ regular solid waste collection days. Large
item and/or electronics collections must be scheduled in advance by calling 563-589-
4250. All items must be set out to a curb or alley line by 6 a.m. on the day of collection.
The base fee for curbside collection of all types of electronics, including one device with
an electronic screen (laptops, monitors, TVs, etc.), will be $20. Electronics include all
types of computer monitors and televisions (both cathode ray tubes/CRTs and
LED/plasma TVs). Other electronics such as VCRs, DVD/Blu-Ray players, audio
equipment, computer towers and associated equipment, fax machines, printers,
scanners, and associated cables are included in the $20 base fee with one device with
an electronic screen. Additional devices with an electronic screen added to a collection
will add $15 to the cost of that collection.
Electronics collected by City crews as part of the large item collection program will be
recycled through the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency’s (DMASWA)
Electronics Recycling Program. For more information on that program, visit
For more information on large item/electronics collection or to schedule a collection, call
the City of Dubuque Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or visit