Welcome to the City of Atkins!

More than a just a place where people live, our community is unique and vibrant. This community is home to friends and neighbors, people who contribute to the excellent quality of life. But its not just the people, but also the government, the businesses, the schools, and the activities that make us a great place to live or visit. We are proud to call this our home.

  • Garbage collection will be on Thursday, June 1

    Garbage pick up service will be Thursday June 1, 2023 due to Memorial Day!

    This pickup includes the yard waste and recycling for this week.

    Link to the garbage collection calendar.

    Collection resumes to the regular scheduled day next week.

    City Staff :  319-446-7870

    Garbage collection will be on Thursday, June 1
  • Water and Solid Waste Rates

    City of Atkins

    Water and Solid Waste Collection Rates

    New rates effective July 1, 2022 for services received after July 1.

    Click here for rate flyer.

    City Staff  319-446-7870

    Water and Solid Waste Rates
  • A Avenue Steet Work – 400 block

    Beginning, May 30, 2023 (weather permitting), contractors for the City of Atkins will be performing road work in the A Avenue -400 block. Requesting residents park in their driveway. The street will be one lane traffic. Work estimate is one week.

    Please maintain a safe distance from activity when they are working. Thank for your patience as we repair our roads!  City staff – 319-446-7870.

    A Avenue Steet Work – 400 block
  • Recycle Calendar News – 2023

    Click here -2023 Waste Management Recycle Calendar!

    Yard waste pickup occurs each trash pickup day, April through November.

    Waste Management observes six main Holidays through the year. They are as follows: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


    Recycle Calendar News – 2023
  • Atkins Water Quality Report 2022

    The City of Atkins Water System Water Quality Report (CCR for 2022) is available.

    Click this link to see the latest information for 2022. Thjs link will take you to an external web site. 

    The report is a standard Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) format. The purpose is to provide information about the Atkins Municipal Water System to the public.  The report is issued each year and covers calendar year 2021, January through December.

    Atkins Water Quality Report 2022
  • Fire Station Rebuild Information

    The City of Atkins Iowa is rebuilding the Fire Station that was destroyed in the storm disaster of August 2020.  The Atkins Volunteer Fire Department is operating from temporary buildings around town. The Volunteer Fire Department serves the City of Atkins, the Rural Fire District and responds to any call for emergency services. The emergency services may include fires of any type, medical calls, vehicle accidents and any other emergency call made by the public. The service provided by the volunteers is invaluable to the safety of the community.

    Click here for information on this important building structure.

    Fire Station Replacement Presented to City Council 5-24-2022.

    Fire Station Rebuild Information
  • Auditor Report Response

    On February 1, 2023 the Office of the Auditor of State released reports of the City.

    Helpful links to the information:

    Reports for FY20, FY21, and Special report. Click here.

    City response to the reports.  Click here.

    Frequently asked questions (FAQ)  Click here.

    Mayor, Bruce Vissser


    Auditor Report Response