The City Council has implemented a program to assist low income and elderly citizens in reducing their garbage billing. Garbage exemption forms must be filled out yearly and be on file prior to billing to receive the deduction. To qualify for a garbage exemption you must be either over 65 years of age and living alone, are low income, or contract with a private hauler. The water bill must match the applicant’s name.
Please use the tables below to find out if you qualify for a garbage exemption. Citizens who qualify for this program are encouraged to fill out the following forms yearly and returned with proof of 2020 income:
- Garbage/Sewer/Water Management Fee Reduction Application (pdf file)
- Private Hauler Garbage Exemption Application (pdf file)
Forms are also available in the City Clerk’s Office, First Floor City Hall, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, IA. All Waterloo citizens are eligible to receive five waste collection tags.
Over 65 years of age and living alone. Download printable form.
*Applicants born any time prior to 12-31-56 are eligible for exemption for entire year. Using your prior year’s income use the following chart to see if you qualify for a garbage exemption.
|Annual Income||Monthly Fee|
|Less than $14,694.00||$2.00|
|$14,694.00 - $20,483.00||$5.00|
Using your prior year’s income use the following chart to see if you qualify for a garbage exemption.
Low Income Families. Download printable form.
|Family Size||Annual Income||Monthly Fee||Annual Income||Monthly Fee|
|1||$ 6,380.00||$2.00||$ 12,760.00||$5.00|
|For Each Additional person, add||$2,2400.00||$3.25||$4,480.00||$5.00|
You will receive a reduction of 14.5% off of sewer fees owed.
Storm Water Management Fees
You will receive a reduction of $1.00 per month off of storm water fees owed.
Private Haulers Download printable form.
Waste Collection Tags
Waterloo citizens are eligible to receive five yard waste collection tags per household each calendar year. These tags can be used for extra garbage accumulated during the week. Waste collection tags should be placed on the garbage sack and turned so the tag is facing the street then placed on the lid of the garbage can. Waste collection tags are available at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 715 Mulberry Street. Additional tags are available at a cost of $1.00 each.