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.


Utility Service Account Now Available

View and Pay on-line.  May 20, 2022

Account information will be available for your personal Atkins Service Account.

Atkins Water service accounts will receive a letter by postal mail with instructions to:

Register to create your secure personal account,

Then pay or view account information on-line.

Atkins Cleanup Day-April 30 – Cancelled

Cancelled – Atkins City Wide Cleanup Day Scheduled for:

April 30, 2022 is cancelled due to weather.

This event will be rescheduled – no future date has been determined.
Items are accepted at the Benton County Landfill – click here for more information

Thank you, Atkins City Hall 319-446-7870

Atkins Cleanup Day-April 30

Atkins City Wide Clean Up Day

For your unwanted junk items – Sponsored by the City of Atkins, Iowa

For Atkins residents only – Funded by garbage fees

April 30, 2022

click here for flyer -details of location and accepted items

City Hall 319-446-7870

City Council Adopts Budget -FYE23

The Atkins City Council Adopted Budget for FYE23 on March 22.

For fiscal year ending 2023

(July 1, 2022  through June 30, 2023)

click here for City Budget Presentation

click here for City Budget detailed information filed with Benton County Auditor

If you have questions, Contact City Hall 319-446-7870

Support the Atkins Fire Department

Support your local Volunteer Fire Department!

The fire station building was destroyed in August 2020. The fire department continues to provide service from limited facilities. The community support is vital for this volunteer service to continue.  Say thank you to your friends and neighbors that are volunteer Fire Fighters and First Responders EMS. Read this letter from the Mayor.

New! – Derecheo Volunteers Needed

Derecheo Cleanup Volunteer help is needed!

Click here for volunteer opportunities

 United Way welcomes faith groups, service clubs,
businesses, etc. Help is needed this spring.

Notice: Public Hearing-Proposed City Budget

Notice: Proposed Atkins City Budget Hearing

For Fiscal Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 (FYE 23)

Public Hearing to be held March 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

Location: Atkins City Hall, 480 3rd Ave, Atkins Iowa. Council Room.

Click here for NOTICE details

Garbage Rate Notice

Notice of Garbage Rate Change

Effective Feb 1, 2022

City of Atkins

Click here for details.

Questions: call City Hall at 319-446-7870


On-line and bill pay notice

Online Payment processing time –

The City of Atkins accepts bank transfers and on-line bill payments for City Service (Water bill) payments.  When using this payment method. Please make your payment on-line at least 5 days prior to the due date on the City Service bill. This time allows your bank or credit union time to process your payment and transfer that payment amount to City of Atkins accounts. The processing time needs to be allowed for when you authorize your bank or credit union or credit card to make the payment to the City.

Thank you. Contact City Hall if you have questions. 319-446-7870.

Public Notice – Intent to Fill Council Vacancy


Click here for official notice details

The City Council of the City of Atkins, Iowa has a vacancy of a seat on the City Council. Pursuant to Section 372.13, (2), (a) of the Code of Iowa, notice is hereby given that the City Council of Atkins, Benton County, Iowa intends to fill this vacancy by appointment during a Special Meeting of the City Council that will be held at Atkins City Hall, 480 Third Avenue,Atkins, Iowa 52206, at 6 :00 p. on Thursday, December 30, 2021. (More)

City of Atkins Fall Newsletter

City of Atkins Fall 2021 Newsletter is available.

Paper copies available at City Hall and the City Library.

Tel: 319-446-7870

click here for on-line copy

Electrical System Upgrade Information

Click here -Alliant Energy Underground Project Information

Areas of Atkins are designated for Electrical Power System upgrades as part of the Alliant Energy program to replace overhead wires with underground equipment for electrical system distribution. The project primarily effects the older areas of the city. The project will provide benefits of a reliable electrical delivery system within Atkins. This project has been on-going for several years and will resume soon. Alliant Energy has contacted the homes and business effected by this project.  If you have questions about this program, Alliant Energy has provided a contact source for you.

Job Opportunity – Deputy Clerk

The City of Atkins, Iowa is seeking a candidate for the position of Deputy Clerk, part time 30 hours per week.

Office equipment, accounting, customer service, computer software skills required. Work location is City Hall of Atkins Iowa. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties must provide a completed job application, resume and cover letter to the City Clerk to be received no later than 4:00 pm September 7, 2021. Job posting, Employment applications and Job Description are available using the links below.  Paper copies are available at City Clerk, City Hall, 480 3rd Avenue, Atkins Iowa 52206, 8 am tp 4 pm, 319-446-7870.

Job posting

Deputy Clerk Job Description

Employment Application

Part time benefits

2020 Atkins Water Quality Report Available (CCR)

The City of Atkins Water System -Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

This report is updated annually and contains important information regarding the water quality in Atkins Municipal Water System.

2020 Water Quality Report is available at

(Click Here). (Rural Water Website)