After a long wait, our new automated garbage truck has arrived! Residents will soon be able to be able to start using their new roll-out garbage containers. The City of Emmetsburg will spend the next month preparing to “roll out” the new method of solid waste collection by delivering containers to residences, recording serial numbers and addresses of each container, and completing proper equipment training.

Beginning the week of November 13, a third party will work to deliver containers to every residence in Emmetsburg. The City will begin using the new automated garbage truck to collect solid waste in roll-out containers the week of December 4. Daily garbage collection routes will remain the same for the time being. As the process becomes more efficient, the city may combine routes. The public will be kept informed about any future changes.

An informational flyer will be provided to each residence along with the roll-out container.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the new roll-out containers are available.