Garbage Collection

Garbage Pick-up:

General residential garbage must be placed in Blue Garbage Bags. Blue bags are to be placed on the curb at day of garbage collection.  Bags can be purchased locally at several places including Casey's, City Hall and HyVee. The cost for bags:  33 gal. 10 bags/pack = $20.00, 15 gal. 10 bags/pack = $15.00  


See this link for specifics on recycling in Forest City. 



Woodland Drive & North 
Indian Springs
Secor Avenue
Clark Street to J Street & East
North & South Golf Course Road 
Country Club Heights
Sage Drive
Fairway Subdivision
Bear Creek



West of Anderson Drive
Greenfield Estates
John K Hanson Drive
935 Hwy 69 North


Everything North of J Street (includes West side of Clark Street except J Street west of Wilton Manor) 



North & South Side of J Street
West of Best Street
Wilton Manor


Special Item Pick-up




Dumpster Regulations

Dumpsters Are For Construction Materials Only

  1. Time Limit:  Dumpster may be kept 4 days unless prior approval is given.

  2.  Charges:

    1. $30 per dump (Other, also when used for cardboard only)
    2. $45 per dump (shingles only), prior approval needed.
    3. $30 minimum charge – if the dumpster is not used.
  3. The following cannot be placed in dumpsters: Rocks, cement, bricks, leaves, branches, grass, paint, chemicals, oil, batteries or cardboard.  Also, tires and appliances are not allowed but will be picked up at a separate fee.

  4. Appliances: Must be kept separate. There is a charge of $25 per appliance.

  5. Tires

    $10 Each - Car 

    $15 Each - Truck

    $25 Each - Tractor

  6. Cardboard: No cardboard – must be recycled.

  7. Placement of Dumpster
    For commercial use, dumpster must be kept on level, concrete surface. 
    For residential use, dumpster must be pushed to the street to enable the Sanitation Department to back up and hook up to it.

  8. Load Limit: Do not over-load dumpsters.  Shingles and heavy materials should be loaded to just below the top of the dumpster bin.

  9. Dumps/Pickups: Call City Hall (641) 585-3574 by 10:00 a.m. of the day that you want the dumpster dumped and/or when you are finished with the dumpster.

Construction Materials

Includes items such as:  Windows, siding, shingles, sheet rock, tile, carpet and lumber.

Andrew Faber, Street & Sanitation Superintendent, must first approve dumpsters issued out for any purpose other than construction.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call Supt. Andrew Faber at his shop number (641) 585-2829 or City Hall (641) 585-3574.

Roll Off Dumpsters – Refer to Andrew Faber for Information.