City Services

City Services

Trash Collection

Mount Pleasant residents have used a volume based fee system to pay for their solid waste collection since October 1990. The volume-based system requires residents to put a 'garbage sticker' on each 30-gallon bag of garbage to be collected or on each bag inside a 33-gallon can. The stickers cost $1.50 each and are green in color. Stickers are available at the grocery stores and convenience stores in Mount Pleasant.

For garbage collection to occur, your garbage must:

  • be at the curb by 7:00 am
  • have a garbage sticker
  • be in a garbage can with maximum size of 33 gallons or in a garbage bag with maximum size of 30 gallons. Garbage cans must have handles and must weigh no more than 45 pounds.


Curbside recycling services are provided to the citizens of Mount Pleasant by the Des Moines County Regional Solid Waste Commission. The service includes collection of plastics, metals, glass, cardboard, and newsprint at the curb once every two weeks. You must use the Solid Waste Commission's official recycling container to receive recycling services. The containers are available from City Hall at the cost of $8.00 each. If you have any questions about the recycling services, you may contact the Solid Waste Commission at 1.800.216.8126.

Spring Clean Up

The City of Mount Pleasant organizes a Spring Clean Up Day each year. Spring Clean Up is a one-week opportunity to rid your home of those unusual or large items that are too big to fit into a garbage bag for your regular garbage collection day. The collection work is done by Whaley Waste Systems of Mount Pleasant. All residents of Mount Pleasant are eligible for Spring Clean Up services. This includes apartment complexes, mobile homes parks, single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, etc. You are eligible to participate in the Spring Clean Up even if you do not use the City's regular garbage collection services. For more information on the City's Spring Clean Up, visit the City's website at

Electricity and Water

Mount Pleasant Utilities is a city-owned municipal utility governed by a five member Board of Trustees. New customers can sign up for service at the Utilities general office at 509 N. Adams and should bring an I.D. that bears their date of birth and Social Security number. New customers who can provide a letter of credit from another utility that shows an acceptable payment history can sign up without a deposit. Otherwise, a refundable deposit equal to the highest bill in the last twelve months at the location for which the customer is signing is required. The Utilities asks for 24-hour notice of any request for new or altered services. For more information, contact Mount Pleasant Utilities at 319.385.2121.

For residents located outside the City of Mount Pleasant, Access Energy Cooperative and Access Energy Propane will serve your needs. Access Energy is a local energy cooperative dedicated to exceeding their members' and customers' expectations for safe, efficient, and reliable service. Their offices are located in Mount Pleasant, but the cooperative serves over 9,000 homes in portions of ten southeast Iowa counties. For more information, visit their website or contact their offices at 319.385.1577.


Most of our area residents use Windstream, LISCO, or Mediacom for their telephone and internet services. All three companies offer a wide range of telecommunication services for residents and businesses. Mediacom also offers cable television service.

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