Resident Information

Garbage Collection:

Each household is allowed one Trash can or one Trash bag that is up to 35-Gallons, 40 lb max capacity per week.

Please put tags on any extra Trash cans or bags. Tags are available at The Depot Express for $1.25 each.

Garbage, Water, and Sewer Monthly Fees:

Water meters are read at the end of each month, statements are mailed by the 10th of each month and payment is due by the 25th of each month.

Garbage: Flat Rate - $20.00 per month

Sewer: $30.00 per month base rate up to 2000 gallons and $7.50 for every 1000 additional gallons used.

Water: A minimum of $9.50 plus 6% tax monthly on the first 1000 gallons used, and $9.50 for each 1000 gallons or fraction thereof beyond the initial 1000 gallons. Out of town rate is $11.25 base rate and $11.25 for every 1000 additional gallons used. 


  • Fire Station - P.O. Box 215.

  • First Responders - (Self supporting and are currently accepting donations) P.O. Box 355.

  • Oxford Public Library - 828-4087, Open: Wed 2-5, Fri 2-6, Sat 9-11:30 & 1-4.

  • Sheriff Non-Emergency - 356-6020.

  • Cemetery - Jim Tandy (936-0243), Cemetery Website 

Recycling Information

Residential garbage collection is on Thursday and materials must be placed to the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. in recycling bins for the recycling program. 

If your property does not have recycling bins, please call City Hall to request them: (319)-828-4742.

If you move, please leave recycling bins with the property.

Items that can be recycled

  • Plastics - Must have recycling emblem #1-7. Must be washed clean and co-mangled with container.

  • Metal (Tin, Aluminum, and beverage cans) - Labels removed washed clean and co-mangled with container.

  • Glass (clear, brown, blue, and green bottles and jars) - All Glass must be washed clean and co-mangled with container.

  • Cardboard (Corrugated and Chip Cardboard) - All Cardboard must be flattened. Large Cardboard are cut down into 2' x 2' pieces.

  • Paper (Newspaper, Magazines, phone books, junk mail, computer paper, and envelopes) - Must co-mangle with container.

Non-recyclable items: Styrofoam products, plastic bags, toys, broken glass, window or mirror glass, tissue paper, wax paper, wrapping paper, paper plates, and unbroken down cardboard.   

Johnson County Refuse INC.
Steve & Kathy Smith, Owners/operators

(319)-665-4498, Business (319)-330-1726 Mobile