Earth Week

April 16–22, 2023

The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce Cedar Falls Earth Week, April 16-22, 2023. Organizations, businesses, and citizens are all invited to make a difference through clean-up events and education as we work together to keep our community beautiful!

How to Help

Cedar Falls Earth Week encourages all businesses, individuals, and organizations to participate by conducting an organized clean-up activity and picking up litter in their areas. The City will be highlighting participating businesses on social media throughout Earth Week so send photos of your organization’s efforts to

Participants can get clean-up gear including free blue 30-gallon collection bags at the Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway) and the Transfer Station (1524 State Street) during normal business hours. Once filled, the blue bags can be brought to the Transfer Station or deposited near the shelter areas at Overman Park, Holmes Park, Clay Street Park, Seerley Park, Neighbors Park, and Pfeiffer Park for pick-up; for other areas please contact Public Works at (319) 273-8629 to arrange a special pickup. Participants are reminded that trash must be bagged and secured before placing it for collection. Please do not overfill trash bags and always ensure they are tied tightly at the top.

Looking for a place to make a big impact? Cedar Falls Public Works recommends these high-traffic, high-visible areas: Brandilynn Blvd and Viking Road from HWY 58 to Menards, Greenhill Road from Hudson Road to HWY 58, HWY 58 to Cedar Heights Drive, South Main Street from University Avenue to Greenhill Road, College Street (18th Street to 29th Street), Seerley Blvd from College Street to Main Street, Center Street from 1st Street to Dunkerton Road, and the Grand Blvd/Cedar Heights area from East Street to the City Limits.  

Earth Week Education

During Earth Week, citizens can also follow Cedar Falls on Facebook and Twitter @CityCF to hear from the City Arborist and Horticulturist for eco facts and tips including steps the public can take to benefit the local pollinator population. The City will be broadcasting tree plantings throughout the area as well which can be viewed via Facebook Live (follow @CityCF on Facebook for information on dates and locations). 

Help Cedar Falls Grow

Cedar Falls is a proud member of Tree City, USA, so help us continue to grow by taking advantage of the ongoing Plant A Tree program from Cedar Falls Utilities which provides a 40 percent discount for eligible trees purchased from participating retailers (up to a maximum of $100 per family per year). Visit for full information.