To assist residents in the disposal of tree branches and yard debris created by the storm, the City of Dubuque will provide free yard debris collection service from Thursday, July 13, through Friday, July 21. Pickup will be on the customer's normal day of collection. All regular requirements for setting out yard debris at the curb or alley line in containers or tied bundles still apply:

  • All yard debris must be set out by 6:00 a.m. and must not weigh over 40 pounds per container or bundle.
  • Materials must be in paper yard waste bags, rigid containers not exceeding 35 gallons capacity, or tied in bundles that do not exceed five feet in length or 40 pounds in weight.
  • The tied bundles of sticks, branches and limbs must not exceed 18” inches in diameter.


Residents with debris that is too large to qualify for City yard waste collection are encouraged to contact private tree services for removal. For additional information on yard debris collection or to report street damage, contact the public works department at 563-589-4250 or "Report a Concern" at www.cityofdubuque.org.

Residents who wish to report a downed or damaged City-owned tree (trees growing between the curb and sidewalk), can contact the leisure services department at 563-589-4263 or submit a service request online at www.cityofdubuque.org/trees.