What is the Tag Program for Garbage?
The base fee that you pay on your water bill for trash collection permits the collection and disposal of one 33-gallon container of garbage each week per household. You may use either a bag or a can. You may place more than one bag inside a 33-gallon can, but all material must fit INSIDE the can so that a lid will CLOSE. There is a 50 pound weight limit per container. Cans and bags larger than 33-gallons in size will not be emptied. Each additional container must have a trash TAG attached to be collected. Additional containers without TAGs will not be picked up .

TAGs cost $2 and are available at the following stores: Hy-Vee, Fareway, Walgreens, Kempkers True Value, Shopko, Gasland, Casey’s General Stores, Jet Stop South, BS Mini Mart, M&K Mini Mart, Quik Stop on Osborn and Roosevelt Shell Station. Walmart does not sell Trash Tags. Base Fee

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1. How do I sign up for trash collection?
2. What day is my trash collected? What time of day?
3. What is the Tag Program for Garbage?
4. How do I report that my trash was missed?
5. I rent my home. Does the City provide trash collection?
6. Where can I buy Trash Tags? How much do they cost?
7. Is there a recycling program in Burlington?
8. I forgot to set my trash out on time. What can I do?
9. What are the Solid Waste Department hours?
10. What size trash can can I use in Burlington's trash collection program?
11. What holidays alter my trash collection day?
12. How do I dispose of construction or demolition material?
13. How do I dispose of a tire or car battery?
14. How do I dispose of paint or spray paint?
15. How do I dispose of batteries?
16. How do I dispose of a propane tank or helium tank?
17. How do I dispose of old carpet?
18. Where is the landfill? What are the hours of operation?
19. Can I rent a large roll-off container from the City?
20. Does the City pick up Christmas trees?