Spring Clean-Up Week

Each spring, the City of Waukee's solid waste provider Ankeny Sanitation/ASI designates dates for Spring Clean-Up Week, during which customers are welcome to place as many large or bulky garbage items on the curb on their typical collection days! Metro Waste Authority and the Public Works Department then team up at hazardous waste, appliance and tire drop-off sites the following Saturday for free disposal services. The Citywide Garage Sale is also typically scheduled leading up to the Spring Clean-Up Events. Learn more about year-round large item, hazardous waste, appliance and tire disposal. For items in good condition, consider donating to a local organization or putting it up for free on a community swap group on Facebook. 

2023 Dates

Annual Citywide Garage Sale: April 29, 2023

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: May 1-5, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste, Appliance and Tire Drop-Off Day: May 6, 2023

Curbside Spring Clean-Up

Curbside pick-up will be held on City garbage/recycling customers’ typical Monday-Friday collection days May 1-5, 2023. 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 for free:

  • Appliances (see Appliance collection information above)
  • Broken-up concrete/asphalt or demolition materials
  • Fully assembled basketball hoops (must be dismantled into small pieces)
  • Hazardous materials (see Household Hazardous Waste Collection information below)
  • Loose shingles and lumber
  • Anything longer than five feet (call ASI with questions)
  • Paint (latex paint can be dried out and placed in garbage bins instead)
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires 
  • Yard Waste (Collected on Mondays April through 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 May 6, 2023.

Household Hazardous Waste, Appliance and Tire Drop-Off Day

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 6, 2023 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon). Latex paint will not be accepted; however, dried latex paint can be placed in regular trash bins year-round. Download a flyer for a handy reference on what items qualify for the hazardous waste drop off.

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 (can be dried out and placed in regular garbage bins)
  • Medications
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive materials
  • Tires (see below)

Appliances and Tires

Appliance and tire disposal will be offered at the former Public Works Building (1205 6th Street) on Saturday, May 6, 2023 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (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 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.