City Election Results – Nov 7 2023

Please welcome two new members to the Atkins City Council – Results of Nov 7, 2023 City election.

David Fisher was sworn in on Tuesday Nov 21 by Mayor Visser and will take office immediately due to a vacant seat on the council.  Mr Fisher’s term will run four years from Jan 4, 2024.

Council member elect Trevor Dursky will take office beginning January 4, 2024 and will run four years.

Please welcome them to this important role of the City. Congratulations!

Bruce Visser, Mayor

Yard Waste Extended Thru Nov 29, 2023



Tree trimmings/branches (must be no more than 1” in diameter and 2’ in length.

Leaves, house/garden plants.  Brush, grass clippings, lawn edging.

PICK-UP GUIDELINES:  Set your yard waste out by 6:00am every Wednesday.

Must be placed in a biodegradable PAPER yard waste bag or in a CLEARLY identified container that is no greater than 35 gallons and weighs no more than 40 pounds. ALL reusable containers for green waste must be labeled “Y”

Thank you, City Staff – 319-446-7870

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.

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


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

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.

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.