The City of Atkins is changing to cart-based solid waste (trash) and recycle collection beginning July 1st. All solid waste and recyclables will be collected from wheeled carts provided by Waste Management. These carts will be dropped off at your residence by June 26th.
The Standard Service will be the default level of service. If you did not select a different level of service previously or if you would like to change your current level of service, Waste Management is giving a 60 day grace period from July 1st to make changes. After July 1st to change your recycle cart size, please call Waste Management at (319) 362-9916. After July 1st to change your solid waste (trash) cart size, please call City Hall at (319) 446-7870.
As part of this change, recycling will be collected every other week. A calendar for recycle collection days is enclosed, and can be found on the City of Atkins website. www.cityofatkins.org
The yard waste pick up will be weekly from March 1st through November 30th. Yard waste needs to be placed in a 32-gallon garbage can or in a paper lawn bag (no plastic bags) and cannot weigh more than 40 lbs per container/bag. No sticker will be required after July 1, 2015 for yard waste pick up.
If any damage occurs to your cart (i.e. the wheel falls off, lid breaks), please call Waste Management at (319) 362-9916 to have your cart repaired or replaced.
Any stickers that have already purchased are still valid for solid waste (trash) beyond the contents of the cart. Unused stickers may be returned to Atkins Savings Bank, The Depot Express, or City Hall for a full face value refund. Returns must be completed by July 31, 2015.
Blue recycling bins are yours to keep. If you do not wish to keep the bin, you can drop it off at the Old City Hall (111 1st Street) on Monday through Friday until July 31, 2015.