Trash and Recycling
The City of Pella contracts with Midwest Sanitation for the collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste. The monthly fee for waste collection includes collection of household trash and recycling once per week. This fee also includes two "bulk" collection days each year, typically in April and October.
Trash and recycling collection days are determined by your address; contact City Hall at 641.628.4173 to determine your collection day.
If you would like to receive a notification when collection days change due to holidays, sign-up to receive notifications for the Utility Service Disruption group online or text "Join Utilities" to 30890.
- Small Tote (35 gallon) - $12.62/month
- Medium Tote (65 gallon) - $15.22/month
- Large Tote (95 gallon) - $18.35/month
- Minimum fee - $1.57/month
New residents are granted a 30-day period in which they may change their tote size at no cost. After this time, a $50 charge applies to exchange the tote.
Repair/Replacement of Totes
If your tote needs to be repaired, it will cost up to a maximum of $50.
To replace totes, the following fees would apply:
- Small Tote - $52
- Medium Tote - $58
- Large Tote - $75
Contact City Hall at 641.628.4173 to coordinate repair or replacement of your tote.
For more information, contact City Hall, Public Works, or view the full Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Program (PDF).
In the March 2021 City newsletter (PDF), Mayor DeWaard shared additional details regarding the City of Pella's recycling program. The City would like to thank Pella Christian High School's 9th Grade Spanish Immersion students for translating this message to Spanish (PDF).