City Cleanup Events

Most communities offer cleanup events to give residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items. If you missed Spring Clean-Up for your community, you may need a large item sticker to dispose of your unwanted items at the curb.

2019 Special Collections

City Date Collection Location
Alleman Sept. 28



April 20 (South)
April 27 (North)

Spring Cleanup Monday Normal Collection Day – Clean up on 4/20 Curbside 
Tuesday Normal Collection Day – Clean up on 4/27 Curbside

May 4
May 19
May 18-19
June 22
October 5
October 5
Oct. 26 - Nov. 24

Spring Cleanup
ree & Brush Recycling

Appliance & Electronics
eaf Collection Days
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center 
1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr.

Nov. 2

Fall Cleanup


April 4-5
April 4-5
May 4
May 11

Bundled Brush 
Bundled Brush 
Spring Cleanup 
Spring Cleanup 

East of Interstate; Curbside
West of Interstate; Curbside
East of Interstate; Curbside

West of Interstate; Curbside
Aquatics Center, 2123 NW 111th St.

Dallas Center/DeSoto May 18 Spring Cleanup
Des Moines See Calendar SCRUB Events View DSM Calendar for locations
Elkhart April 27 Spring Cleanup City Garage
Grimes May 9-11 Spring Cleanup Curbside  >> See Map for Schedule
Johnston April 15-16 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
Mitchellville June 8 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Norwalk May 4 
May 6
Spring Cleanup Drop-off
Pleasant Hill April 13 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Polk City April 27 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Prairie City TBD
April 6
July 14
October 13

Appliance/Scrap Metal
Spring Cleanup
Summer Cleanup
Fall Cleanup

203 West Second St., HWY 117

Runnells April 6 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Urbandale May 6-9 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
West Des Moines June 3-7 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
Windsor Heights

June 15

Spring Cleanup Curbside

2019 Tire Drop-Offs

In collaboration with Metro Waste Authority, many cities offer free Tire Recycling Drop-Off events once a year. 2019 events are available through the links below and listed on the online Calendar
Learn where you can recycle tires year-round.

City Date Location
Altoona April 27 406 5th Ave. SW
Ankeny May 18-19 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. 
Bondurant            May 18                   306 First St., NW               
Carlisle TBD 645 Railroad St.
Clive May 11 2123 NW 111th St.
Elkhart TBD 452 NW Elm St.
Grimes May 6-12 1700 SE Destination Dr.
Hartford TBD 150 W. Elm
Johnston April 18-20 6400 NW Beaver Dr.
Mitchellville June 8 Public Works Shop - 201 Cotton Ave NW
Norwalk May 4 2626 North Ave.
Pleasant Hill April 13 5151 Maple Dr. 
Polk City May 4 301 E. Northside Dr.
Prairie City April 9-11 203 West Second St., HWY 117
Runnells TBD Park Street
Urbandale May 13-18 9401 Hickman Rd.
West Des Moines April 13 560 S. 16th St.