Earth Day, Garage Sales and Amnesty Day are ON in 2021!


Saturday, April 24th 

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Public Works Facility

1410 Robins Road – Enter from Clymer Rd

Must be a Hiawatha Resident. Verification of residency is required. Bring either your Hiawatha water bill or a Driver’s License with Hiawatha street address for confirmation.

Document Shredding – Heartland Shredding, Inc.

The City of Hiawatha, in conjunction with Heartland Shredding, wants to help protect you from identity theft by providing you with a day to shred documents. There will be a limit of 4-5 grocery bags per person and documents will be shredded on site. Vehicles will need to remain until their documents have been shredded. Documents for shredding need NOT be free of staples, paper clips or binder clips. You may also include a limited quantity of floppy diskettes and CD’s.

Electronic Recovery – Midwest Electronic Recovery

Look through your garage, basement, den or computer room for out-dated, broken or simply unused electronic equipment. Midwest Electronic Recovery has partnered with the City of Hiawatha to collect your unused, outdated or broken electronic equipment.

Items accepted at this event: Personal computers/laptops, monitors, keyboards & mice, printers, copiers, networking hardware, disc drives, servers & mainframes, computer manuals, software, televisions, VCR’s & DVD’s, audio/visual equipment, stereos, telephones, fax machines, circuit boards, cable & satellite equipment, computer cables & wires & other electronic equipment.

Electronic equipment from businesses is not accepted at this event. Businesses should contact Midwest Electronic Recovery for more information at 319-845-2001.

Flag Disposal – Hiawatha Legion Post #735

Because we all know that flying or displaying a flag with damages or tears is considered a sign of disrespect, the Hiawatha Legion Post #735 has kindly offered their assistance in flag disposal. Take your unserviceable federal, state or POW flag to the drop box located outside of the Hiawatha Legion Post #735 at 207 Robins Road.

Glasses & Hearing Aid Disposal – Hiawatha Lions Club

Drop off your unwanted glasses and hearing aids in the designated box outside of City Hall from April 19th through April 30th. Lions Club will send collected hearing aids and glasses to recycling centers to help those in need.

Medication Disposal – Hiawatha Police Department

An estimated 250 million pounds of unused medications are improperly disposed of each year. Lessen the chance of unused medications being stolen or abused by disposing your prescriptions in the Drug Drop Off Box in the lobby of the Hiawatha Police Department, day or night. Pill or patch forms are accepted free and anonymously. However, needles, inhalers and liquids are not accepted.


Leaves and yardwaste must be in paper bags, placed curbside by 7:00 AM, Monday, April 26, 2021. The City will not pick up any brush or branches larger than 12″ in diameter and will not pickup tree demolition. Contact a tree removal service for disposal of tree demolition. All other branches should be spread along the curb to facilitate easier pickup. Do not stack them.


There are three ways to register your address for Hiawatha’s City-Wide Garage Sales:

Maps will be available at local gas stations and online in the NEWS section at


lease have items placed by the curb before 7:00 AM on May 3, 2021. It is important to remember that large appliances and metals must be set out separate from the rest of your items. They will be picked up by a different vehicle. It is illegal to include any of the following in the curbside collections: Waste oil and solvents, batteries, deposit beverage containers, pressurized and LP tanks, cans with undried paint, cardboard and florescent bulbs. Please contact Linn County Solid Waste Agency (319) 377-5290 for more information on these items.

Broken Glass

This MUST be placed in a plastic bucket or other suitable container. Windows and doors with broken glass will not be picked up.

Small Items

Do not place these on the ground. Use trash cans or plastic bags as containers. Mark trash cans with a red “X” if they are to be discarded.

Large Items

Other than doors or furniture, nothing longer than 4 foot will be picked up. Please cut up railroad ties, plastic, lumber, carpet and drywall in 4 foot lengths and tie in a bundle. No large demolition project debris. Remove nails, screws and all hardware from all lumber, trim pieces, drywall, etc.

Metal and Appliances

These will be loaded in a separate truck for recycling and must be separated from other rubbish.

TV’s and Computer Monitors

You can recycle tv’s and monitors for free at the Earth Day Cleanup Event on April 24, 2021 or contact Linn County Solid Waste Agency for drop-off locations at (319) 377-5290 or visit their website at  The City WILL NOT pickup tv’s and monitors during Amnesty Day.