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Campus Sustainability: Sustainable Dubuque

Local Conference Opportunity!

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is held each fall in Dubuque.For more information:

Green Spaces in Dubuque

Public Transit, Biking, and Walking in Dubuque

Public Transit Information, including the Rack and Ride procedure for bikes on city buses:

Dubuque Jule Bus routes/schedule: 

Dubuque Trails and Bike Routes:

Bike coop:

Bike shops:

Bicycle World:

The Bike Shack:

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

City Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Dubuque:

Information about the city's curb side collection program, including food scrap and yard waste recycling programs, proper disposal of certain hazardous wastes, electronics recycling, and large-item pick-up:

Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency: 

Dubuque City Services - Sustainable Dubuque: 

Residential Energy Efficiency:

City of Dubuque water department:

Pollution Prevention information from the City of Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center:

City Media archives - searchable, including programming on sustainability related issues:

Recycling (non-curbside)

Dittmer Recycling:  

Glass Recycling:

CFL Recycling:

Recycling Electronics and Cell Phones - the following businesses offer recycling, trade-in, or purchase programs for used electronics:

Best Buy: 


Key City Recycling:



Call your pharmacy or check here to see if they participate in a medication "takeaway" program:

Hartig Drug Take Away program: 

Walgreens Recycling Program:

Hazardous Waste and Special Materials

Check the Dubuque Area Solid Waste Agency website for information on safe disposal of these items:

Local Sustainability Orgs

Green Dubuque 

Dubuque Audubon Society:

Green Vision Schools:

Keep Dubuque County Clean and Green: 

Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District:

Information from Sustainable Dubuque for Businesses and Organizations interested in sustainability:

Local/Organic Food in Dubuque

Dubuque Farmer's Market information:

Fountain Park Farmer's Market:

Dubuque Food Coop:

Dubuque Food Store:

Community Gardens:

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens:

Area Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs:

Tree of Life:

Two Onion Farm:

Small Family:

Honey Hill Organic Farm:

Donating/Selling Used Items

St. Vincent de Paul Society (2 Dubuque locations) 


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Salvation Army

Dubuque Rescue Mission Thrift Store:

Hut 8:

Plato's Closet:

Request to join the "Dubuque Garage Sale" group on Facebook for a chance to advertise items for sale.

Register to host your own garage sale and receive helpful organizational tips through Dupaco Community Credit Union's community wide garage sale promotion each spring.