Welcome to the City of Cresco

Welcome to the City of Cresco

Here you will find valuable information on the services the City provides to the citizens of Cresco including utilities, street maintenance, and oversight of the Police Department, Public Library, and Fitness Center. Located in scenic Northeast Iowa, Cresco is a community with a population just under 4,000.

Contact us: 563-547-3101 or email: cityhall@cityofcresco.com or at 130 N Park Place Cresco IA 52136

The City of Cresco supports fair housing practices.
Call 563.547.3101 if you have any fair housing concerns.

City of Cresco Board Position Openings

City of Cresco Board Position Openings

Board Position Application


Board Position Application

Notice: Hawkeye Recycling would like to announce some changes that are being made regarding the Recycling Center. We are currently working on a plan with the City of Cresco and Howard County but understand it has been an inconvenience for everyone affected by the closing of the Recycling Center to the public. As we continue to work on an agreement, we will re-open the Recycling Center to the public. When bringing in recycling you will need to first call 563-547-3828 and further instructions will be given.There will be a fee to use this services. The fees are listed below.
And in the PDF file attached below.

 Pick up / Van & Trailer (if both are full)
 Trailer only
 Pick up / Van / Lg SUV
 Car Trunk / Sm SUV
 Plastic Bin (ex. Old Recycling bin)
 $ 5.00

Update: Hawkeye Recycling will accept glass recyclables outside the Hawkeye Sanitation building. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. Glass is to be placed in the yellow metal box labeled "Glass Only."

Fall Yard Waste Pick Up

Yard waste pick up will resume Monday, October 3rd.
The schedule for the fall is below.

October 3rd
October 17th
October 31st
November 7th
November 14th

Leaves and clippings should be in biodegradable bags and placed on the boulevard.
Sticks and branches should be stacked neatly on the boulevard. Everything should be out by 7 a.m. on the day of pick up.


It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit any leaves, grass, branches
or any other debris into the road as it will clog storm sewers or injure people,
animals, or vehicles.

Please dispose of yard waste and garbage properly.

Upcoming Board Agendas


In an effort to reduce costs and time for the City, we are urging residents to sign up for Direct Debit to pay their water bills by ACH (Automated Clearing House). ACH payments are automatically posted to the accounts.  Go to the Forms menu tab on the left to access a printable form.