Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Disposal
Through contracted services, the City provides weekly curbside collection of trash, recyclables and yard wastes.
Residential curbside trash collection is provided to all single-family, duplex, three-unit and four-unit residential units, as long as the dwelling does not receive trash collection from a dumpster or other common collection container.
- One 35 gallon (up to 65 pounds) container of trash will be collected each week from each residential premises. If your trash container is larger than 35 gallons, only the equivalent of 35 gallons (65 pounds) will be picked up.
- A tag must be purchased for all trash in excess of 35 gallons per week. Tags can be purchased at Fareway (Newton location), Hy-Vee (Newton location) and Farver True Value for $2.00 per tag plus sales tax in quantities of five (5).
- Tag must be attached to a trash bag and placed at the curb or placed inside a trash container so that the tag is visible. Since a tag is used only once, it should not be attached to the trash container or lid.
If multiple recycling containers are needed, residents may use their own totes or bins. Please use bins that are of a size that can be easily handled by the collection people. Please label the bin "Recycling" and include your address on the bin.
For more details about what items can be collected, please refer to the Resident Trash & Recycling Collection Quick Reference Guide.
24/7 Free Self Service
The Newton Sanitary Landfill has a Free Self Service Recycling Area. Accepted items are the same as the curbside collection. For more details, please refer to the Resident Trash & Recycling Collection Quick Reference Guide.
Yard Waste Disposal
Leaves, small twigs (less than 1/4" in diameter), yard waste, weeds, and hedge trimmings are picked up at the curb at no charge, if in City of Newton Leaf Bags and placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your normal trash collection day.
- City of Newton Leaf Bags will be collected weekly from March 25 through December 7. Leaf bags can be purchased at Fareway (Newton location), Hy-Vee (Newton location), Farver True Value, Theisen's, Walmart Supercenter (Newton location) for $10.00 ($1.00 each) plus tax in quantities of ten (10).
- Grass clippings may NOT be put in the City of Newton Leaf Bags and will NOT be picked up as part of weekly trash collection.
- For information, please view the Yard Waste Disposal Alternatives document.
24/7 Free Self Service
The Newton Sanitary Landfill has a Free Self Service Yard Waste Disposal Area. Yard waste (grass and leaves) can be dumped 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not leave leaf bags behind. No trash or brush is accepted in the yard waste disposal area.