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Public Works: Water, Sewer, Streets, Public Space Maintenance (Parks)

Garbage & Recycle Totes

Mills Trash Service and the City of Carson are continuing their efforts to educate customers on the proper way to place sanitation and recycling totes near the curb for collection.

To avoid interruption of service or a penalty, customers are asked to follow these steps:

  • Prior to going to bed, on Wednesday nights, customers should place garbage and recycle totes at the curb.  
  • Customers are required to have totes by the curb before 6 AM on Thursday mornings.
  • After pickup, remove the trash tote and recycling tote from the curb no later than 6 am on Friday morning.  Some residents are leaving their totes on the curb or in the streets after collection putting them at risk of damage or blowing away.

City Ordinance requires that that the customer move the totes away from the curb within 24 hours after collection.  Failure to follow this requirement puts customers at risk of negligent damage to garbage totes or missing recycling totes (example: wind blowing them away). 

  • Violation of this ordinance may result in a garbage or recycle tote replacement penalty fee.
  • Garbage and Recycling Totes are property of Mills Trash Service.  

To view the Solid Waste Control Ordinance and the detailed explanation on garbage recycling collection services in Carson please visit or contact City Hall. 

Yard Waste

Upcoming Curbside yard waste collection dates:

Monday, February 6, 2023

Monday, March 6, 2023

Monday, April 3, 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023

Monday, July 3, 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023

TUESDAY, September 5, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

To utilize this free service, please call City Hall 712-484-3636 prior to the collection day to be added to the list. 


Curbside collection requirements:

-Sticks need to be bundled.

-Small branches need to be cut down to no longer than 3 feet.

-Leaves and grass clippings need to be bagged. 


You may also check out a tree dump key from City hall and haul your yard waste to the tree dump yourself. 
The tree dump is for YARD WASTE ONLY: grass clippings, tree branches/trunks, and leaves. No household or construction waste is acceptable! 

Mission Statement

City of Carson Mission Statement

The mission of the City is to sustain order and protect public safety, promote public health, enhance economic vitality, and preserve the built and natural environment.  We require innovative governance that is accessible, accountable, progressive, effective government for all of Carson.  To provide and maintain essential services that meet the collective basic needs of the citizens of Carson and to identify and seize opportunities for higher quality of life. 

We will honor our past and work to shape our future.  We welcome the involvement and commitment that produces a greater quality of life with citizens and city government working in partnership. We will preserve our City’s friendly, hometown atmosphere and celebrate the diversity of its people. 

 The people of our community are the only reason we are here.

Utility Bill Payment Options

Make payments for utility bill fees at the link below.

Online City of Carson Utility Bill Payments




You can still pay with cash, by check, by money order in person at the city hall counter or by utilizing our drop box which is located in front of the fire station at 127 Broadway.


1-         Make Secure Online Internet Payments Via ICash


Go to the City of Carson’s web site at 24/7 and follow the sidebar “Online Payment” link. The online program creates a friendly one-stop shopping cart that is familiar to those who shop online without any password. At this time the online ICash System for the City of Carson only accepts payments for Utility Bills.


2-         Over-the Phone Payments Via ICash


You may simply call the CarsonCity Hall at 712-484-3636 to use your debit card, credit card, or e-check to make your payment for utility bills, permits, fitness memberships and other payments as appropriate.


***Please note that there is a Service Delivery Fee assessed to the customer per transaction on top of the amount the customer is paying the city. The service delivery fee is sent to the service providers offering the payment portal via ICash.***


            Terms and Conditions of Using the ICash Payment Portal

  • A non-refundable service delivery fee will be applied to your total.
  • You may review this fee before completing the process. You will have the opportunity to exit out of the payment process without completing the transaction if you choose to do so.
  • Your statement will show: City Payment Via ICASH.
  • All transactions are considered final after submission of payment information. No refunds will be given.
  • Privacy Policy - We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Any information collected will not be shared with other parties.
  • Security Policy - Payment and personal information is always safe. We use SSL for secure transactions and encrypt all personal information.
  • Insufficient fund charge of $25.00 if payment is returned.
  • Online Internet Payments and Over-The-Phone Payments do not necessarily prevent disconnection of city service.


3-         Automatic Direct Payment for Utility Bill Have your utility bills paid AUTOMATICALLY with Direct Payment. No more stamps, No more envelopes, No more forgetting!!! With Direct Payment, you can have your utility payment automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account on or about the 13th each month.

If you would like to participate you will need to fill out the Direct Payment Authorization Form and return it to the City Clerk, Carson City Hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to call City Hall at 712-484-3636. You can bank at any bank to take advantage of this convenient payment method.

ServLine Water and Sewer Loss Leak Protection

The City of Carson offers water & sewer leak loss coverage through the ServLine program by providing residential customers the opportunity to add line repair and replacement coverage to their City utility bill.

Three coverage options are available:

Water/Sewer Leak Loss Protection $2.20/month

Water Line Protection $5.00/month

Sewer Line Protection $6.50/month

Residential accounts were automatically enrolled in the Water Loss Protection program beginning September 1, 2018. 

For more information or to add the optional Water Line and/or Sewer Line Protection programs, or to cancel your coverage with ServLine, please call 712-308-7850. A 30-day waiting period will apply. Informational flyers are available by clicking below or at City Hall. ServLine will notify City Hall of customers who have enrolled in the program.


Terms, pricing and conditions are subject to change. 

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