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.

2018 Special Collections

City Date Collection Location
Alleman September 2018 Cleanup
Altoona

April 21
April 28

Spring Cleanup South of Railroad: Curbside
North of Railroad: Curbside
Ankeny May 5
May 19-20
Appliances/Electronics
Spring Cleanup
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center 
1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr.
Bondurant

May 18
May 26

Spring Cleanup
Appliances 

Curbside
Lot East of City Hall (8 a.m. to Noon)
Clive

April 5
April 6
May 5
May 12
May 19

Bundled Brush 
Bundled Brush 
Spring Cleanup 
Spring Cleanup 
Appliances/Electronics

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

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

Des Moines See Calendar SCRUB Events View DSM Calendar for locations
Elkhart April 28
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spring Cleanup City Garage
Grimes May 10-12 Spring Cleanup Curbside  >> See Map for Schedule
Johnston April 16 and 17 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
Mitchellville April 14 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Norwalk May 14 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Pleasant Hill Apirl 14 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Polk City May 5 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Prairie City

May 12
April 14 
July 14
October 13

Appliance/Scrap Metal
Spring Cleanup
Summer Cleanup
Fall Cleanup

203 West Second St., HWY 117
Curbside
Curbside
Curbside

Runnells April 7 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Urbandale April 23 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
West Des Moines June 4-8 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
Windsor Heights

May 17

Spring Cleanup Curbside

2018 Tire Drop-Offs

In collaboration with Metro Waste Authority, many cities offer free Tire Recycling Drop-Off events once a year. 2018 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 28 406 5th Ave. SW
Ankeny May 19-20 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. 
Bondurant            May 19                   306 First St., NW               
Carlisle TBD TBD
Grimes TBD TBD
Hartford TBD TBD
Johnston April 19-21 6400 NW Beaver Dr.
Mitchellville April 14 Public Works Shop - 201 Cotton Ave NW
Norwalk May 19 2626 North Ave.
Runnells April 7 West Park Street - Runnells City Park 
Pleasant Hill April 14 5151 Maple Dr. 
Polk City May 5 301 E. Northside Dr.
Prairie City April 10-12 203 West Second St., HWY 117
West Des Moines April 14 560 S. 16th St.
Windsor Heights TBD TBD