Posted on March 02, 2021

spring cleanup

If the spring has sprung from your old sofa, you’re in luck because Spring Cleanup is just around the corner! 

Spring Cleanup in your community is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted trash that won’t fit in your garbage cart, or may require a large item sticker. Examples include a couch, desk, lamp or chair.  

When you’re considering setting an item out for Spring Cleanup, ask yourself: 

  • Can two people lift it? 
  • Is my pile smaller than the bed of a pick-up truck? 

If the answers to these two questions are yes, then kick those items to the curb by 6 AM on your scheduled day. Following the guidelines will help maintain consistent garbage rates, keep everyone safe, and get your items removed timely. 

So, what are the guidelines?  

Here’s what NOT to place at your curb for Spring Cleanup: 

  • Appliances 
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Tires 
  • TVs* 

*TVs are only allowed in select communities, so please call 515.244.0021 to verify.  

Only residents on city services are eligible to participate in Spring Clean-Up.  


For more information about safe, smart disposal and recycling options, visit or call 515.244.0021.