Spring Clean-Up Week

For hazardous waste disposal year-round, please visit the Metro Waste Authority Northwest Drop-Off Center in Grimes open the second Saturday of each month during warm months. View for details and a list of accepted items.


Annual Citywide Garage Sale: Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Citywide Garage Sale will be held Saturday, April 25. This is not a City of Waukee-sponsored event. It is a designated day for residents to join many others in hosting garage sales at their Waukee homes.


Curbside Spring Clean-Up: April 27-May 1, 2020

Spring Clean-Up Week is held every late April/early May for City of Waukee/ASI garbage customers. Curbside pick-up will be held on City garbage/recycling customers' typical Monday-Friday collection days. This is a great opportunity to get rid of bulky waste like furniture, electronics and other large items up to five feet in length. Please place items on the curb by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day. Curbside pick-up does not apply to those living in neighborhood associations and apartment complexes WITH PRIVATE TRASH COLLECTION.

The following items will not be accepted at the curb:

  • Appliances (see Appliance collection information below)
  • Broken-up concrete/asphalt or demolition materials
  • Hazardous materials (see Household Hazardous Waste Collection information below)
  • Loose shingles and lumber
  • Anything longer than five feet
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires (See Tire Collection information below)
  • Yard Waste (Collected on Mondays April-November)

View a complete list (PDF) of accepted and unacceptable items. For many items not accepted through the curbside pick-up, drop-off stations will be open Saturday, May 2, 2020 - see below.


Household Hazardous Waste, Appliance and Tire Drop-Off Day - Saturday, May 2, 2020

Household Hazardous Waste: If you have items such as acid, rechargeable batteries, oil, antifreeze, lawn fertilizer, pesticides, pool chemicals, oil-based paints or aerosols, dispose of them for FREE at the Vince Meyer Learning Center parking lot at 445 5th Street on Saturday, May 2, 2020 between 8 a.m. and noon. Latex paint will not be accepted, however, latex paint can be taken to a drop-off site in Grimes for a fee. Note - sharps must be contained in detergent bottles or sharps containers (not milk jugs or soda pop bottles). Lids to sharps containers must be taped. To safely dispose of medications, access the Drug Drop-Box located at the Waukee Police Department (1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway) Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To donate medication for use by Iowans in need of assistance, call the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation at 1-866-282-5817.

The following items will not be accepted at the site:

  • Ammunition and explosives
  • Appliances (see below)
  • Asbestos
  • Computers and electronics (see below)
  • Dry cement mix
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Joint compound
  • Latex paint
  • Medications
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Tires (see below)

Appliances and Tires: Appliance and tire disposal will be offered at the former Waukee Public Works Building at 1205 6th Street Saturday, May 2, 2020 between 8 a.m. and noon. Appliances must be cleared of food, household hazardous waste and garbage prior to drop-off. Accepted items include washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, furnaces, water heaters, stoves, etc. Up to five car tires may be dropped off free of charge. The drop-off fee for each additional car tire will cost $1, and semi-truck and tractor tire drop-offs will cost $5 a piece. Rims will not be accepted. 

Electronics: Electronics will not be accepted at the drop-off sites, however, they can be placed in trash bins or on the curb with your weekly trash collection, year-round.

For any garbage, recycling or yard waste questions, please call ASI at 515-964-5229.