Large Items, Hazardous Waste & Appliances

The City of Waukee's solid waste provider Ankeny Sanitation (ASI)'s services and a partnership with Metro Waste Authority allow Waukee residents to dispose of large garbage items, some hazardous waste, appliances, tires and more, as covered by City customers' monthly garbage fee of $15.50. Below is a listing of year-round opportunities. 

The City and its partners also offer an annual Spring Clean-Up Week in late April/early May which addresses disposal of all of the categories below.


You must call ASI at 515-964-5229 to schedule the collection of an appliance. There is a fee of $35 for each appliance.

Furniture and Other Bulky Items

City of Waukee/ASI customers are allowed to place one large item on the curb per week, year-round! There is no fee for furniture pick-up. Bulky items such as boards must be cut to smaller than five-foot lengths, with a 50-lb maximum. Carpets must be cut, rolled and tied. Electronics can be placed in trash bins with garbage. As a courtesy, please notify ASI by calling 515-964-5229 in advance of a large item pick-up so the driver can prepare.

The following items will not be accepted at the curb for free:

  • Appliances (see Appliance collection information above)
  • Broken-up concrete/asphalt or demolition materials
  • Fully assembled basketball hoops (must be dismantled into small pieces)
  • Hazardous materials (see Household Hazardous Waste Collection information below)
  • Loose shingles and lumber
  • Anything longer than five feet (call ASI with questions)
  • Paint (latex paint can be dried out and placed in garbage bins)
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires 
  • Yard Waste (Collected on Mondays April through November)

All items can be dropped off at the Metro Park West Landfill for a charge.

Hazardous Waste/Additional Trash

The Metro Northwest Transfer Station site in Grimes is open the second Saturday of the month from March through November from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open by appointment only year-round on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 515-244-0021 for an appointment time.

Hazardous materials are those with labels that are marked flammable, toxic, corrosive or say "keep out of reach of children". Items like oil, gas, pesticides, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs, furniture polish, and even oven and other household cleaners, contain hazardous ingredients that should not go in your regular trash.

Battery Recycling

Regular batteries can be thrown away or recycled for a charge through Metro Waste Authority.