Trash and Recycling

solid waste toteThe 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. 

Collection Dates

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 31002.


  • 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).

  1. Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Pella, IA 50219

    Monday through Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  2. Public Works

    Physical Address
    100 Truman Road
    Pella, IA 50219