Welcome to the City of Calamus, Iowa

House/Building Numbering

3/8/2019 - All Homes and Buildings need to have address numbers on the outside of their Home/Building to identify the property. If numbers are not in place, the City of Calamus will place the numbers on the Home/Building and asses the costs against the property for collection in the same manner as a property tax. Numbers must be at least 2.5 inches in height and of contrasting color with their background. Refer to Chapter 11 in the Calamus City Code for more details.

Changes to Recycling Program

2/18/2019 - Effective immediately, the City of Calamus has moved to single-stream recycling. Recyclables do not have to be separated before reaching the curb. Recyclables will now be separated in Clinton. 


  • Plastic food containers #1 - #7
  • Tin cans (no labels)
  • Glass food jars
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pans
  • Newspapers
  • Corrugated cardboard (3' x 3')
  • Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, frozen food boxes, soda boxes
  • Magazines

Not accepted: 

  • Plastic films and bags
  • Containers for hazardous materials
  • All Styrofoam products
  • Lids containing Styrofoam inserts
  • Medical supplies
  • Plastic without a recycling symbol
  • Large, bulky, or oversized items