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2017-2018 Solid Waste / Recycling Collection Schedule

The 2017-2018 Solid Waste / Recycling Collection schedule is now available.  You can download your new schedule here.  If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (712) 580-7200.


Reminder to residents to please keep lawn waste from being deposited into the streets.   City code 4-5-10 states this type of activity is prohibited.  In addition to being a violation, the materials placed in the street cause sewer and drainage problems.  Lawn waste can be disposed of at the grass and leaf site free of charge to Spencer residents.    Quesions or concerns please contact City Hall.


Beginning May 1st the City of Spencer will be surveying properties for grass and weeds that exceed the 8" height rule.  Properties with grass/weeds that exceed 8" in height will be posted and property owners given 7 days to mow.  After 7 days, non-compliant properties will be mowed by the city, with associated costs billed to the property owner.  If you would like to apply for an "exemption" for haying, please ocntact Delray Bredehoeft at 580-7260 for an application.  For more information check out the City website at