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Community Meetings for City of Fort Madison Solid Waste Cart Program

Municipal Connections is hosting community meetings for residents to learn more about the new solid waste cart program that will start in the City of Fort Madison on July 2, 2018.

The meetings will offer the opportunity for residents to know more about the program, including what type of carts that will be delivered, how to request a 95-gallon cart, and to ask questions they have on the new program.

Community members can attend any of the community meetings on the following days and locations:
• Monday, April 23, 2018 - Fort Madison City Hall, 811 Avenue E – 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Fort Madison Public Library, 1920 Avenue E – 10:30 a.m.
• Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Fort Madison Public Library, 1920 Avenue E – 10:30 a.m.

Top Questions **Updated 4/16/18**
1. When will carts be delivered in the City of Fort Madison? Carts will be delivered the week of June 11-16, 2018, to the front of your home. Please put the carts out in their normal locations for collection.

2. What sizes are the carts? All residents will be given a 65-gallon cart, unless they register for a 95-gallon cart.

3. How do I register for a 95-gallon cart? In Mid May, a direct mail piece will be sent to all residents who have solid waste services with the City of Fort Madison. Residents will be give a special code to register either online or by the mail in postcard for a size change. Registration will be until June 1st!

4. When will the City start picking up my new cart? Collection with the new carts starts July 2nd.

5. What if I need a different size cart after delivery?
Residents will have up to 30 days to either request a 65 or 95 -gallon cart switch from their original cart. They will need to contact City Hall at (319) 372-7700. Please let the City know by August 6th, for a change.

6. Where can I see what the carts look like? Residents can see the carts at City Hall during regular business hours.

7. Will my fee change with the new cart? The current fee is $15.00 per month and will be the same with 65-gallon cart. (65-gallon cart holds up to 6-8,13-gallon bags). If a 95-gallon cart is requested, an additional $2.50 will be charged per month. (95-gallon cart can hold up to 10, 13-gallon bags) The total cost for services with the 95-gallon cart will be $17.50 per month.

8. Can I have a second cart, if I need one? Residents will be charged an additional $15.00 per month for a extra 65-gallon cart and an additional $17.50 per month for an extra 95-gallon cart. The City will not have stickers for extra bags of waste.

9. Does the lid need to close? Yes, the lid does need to close.

10. Does waste need to be bagged in the cart? Yes, all waste needs to be bagged inside your cart.