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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Spring Clean-Up and Citywide Garage Sale Dates Set

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Spring Clean-Up events are coming up soon for City of Waukee/ASI garbage customers. Here are some helpful tips to ensure residents make the most of the opportunities provided.

And, as a reminder, City/ASI garbage customers can place one large or bulky items on the curb for collection each week of the year for no additional charge.

Citywide Garage Sale

Saturday, April 24, 2021
This is not a City of Waukee-sponsored event, but it is a designated day for residents to join many others in hosting garage sales at their Waukee homes if they choose to do so. There is no facilitated flyer or website to track garage sales, however, Facebook Marketplace is often used to promote them.

Curbside Spring Clean-Up Week

April 26-30, 2021

During the free, curbside portion of Spring Clean-Up Week, City/ASI garbage customers can place large items on the curb for disposal on their normally scheduled garbage collections days, Monday through Friday. Bulky items such as furniture, oversized electronics and other large items up to five feet in length should be on the curb no later than 7 a.m. Smaller items should be bagged or boxed. 

The following items will not be accepted at the curb: 

  • Appliances 
  • Broken-up concrete/asphalt or demolition materials
  • Hazardous materials 
  • Loose shingles and lumber
  • Anything longer than five feet
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires 
  • Yard waste (collected only on Mondays in April-November)
  • Items too heavy for a two-person team to reasonably lift

If you live in an apartment, condo or townhome with private trash collection, you may not be a part of the Spring Clean-Up events. Please contact your association or management to find out.

Hazardous Waste, Appliance and Tire Drop-Off Sites

Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon
The City designates drop-off sites in the community for hazardous waste, appliance and tire disposal, as these items will not be collected from curbs. 

Household Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste can be taken for free to Vince Meyer Learning Center at 445 5th Street. This includes items such as acid, rechargeable batteries, oil, antifreeze, lawn fertilizer, pesticides, pool chemicals, and oil-based paints or aerosols. Latex paint will not be accepted on this day. Cans of dried out latex paint can be placed in garbage bins with the regular trash; non-dried cans of latex paint can be taken to the Metro Waste Authority in Grimes for a fee. Sharps must be contained in detergent bottles or sharps containers (not milk jugs or soda pop bottles). Lids to sharps containers must be taped.

The following items will not be accepted at the drop-off site:

  • Ammunition/explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Dry cement mix
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Joint compound
  • Latex paint
  • Medications
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive Materials

Appliances and Tires

Appliance and tire disposal will be available at the former Waukee Public Works Building at 1205 6th Street. Appliances must be cleared of food, hazardous waste and garbage prior to drop-off. Up to five car tires may be dropped of free of charge. The drop-off fee for each additional car tire will be $1, and semi-truck and tractor tire drop-offs will cost $5 a piece. Rims will not be accepted.

Residents are strongly encouraged to review Waukee.org/cleanup for a full list of accepted items and more details. For specific garbage-related questions, call ASI at 515-964-5229. Happy spring cleaning!

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