Large Item Pick-Up


Call our office at 563.589.4250 to schedule a large item collection. Collections are normally done on your regular solid waste collection day for a base fee of $10.00. If you would like a collection on an off-route day, there will be an additional charge of $10.

What are the charges?

The minimum fee of $10 allows you to set out large items or miscellaneous trash equal in volume to approximately 10-12 35 gallon bags or cans. Additional volume is charged in $12.50 increments. Appliance disposal costs $10 each. Automobile tires cost $4 off-rim and $6 on-rim. Fees are charged to the customer's utility billing account. In situations where the landlord pays the utilities, tenants must pre-pay at the Utility Billing counter at City Hall at 50 W. 13th St. 

All items must be set out to the curb or alley line by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection, but not more than 24 hours prior to collection.

What are considered appliances?

  • Air Conditioners
  • Chillers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers      
  • Dryers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Mangles
  • Microwaves 
  • Miscellaneous refrigeration and electrical equipment with specialized switches
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Trash compactors
  • Washers  (including wringers)
  • Water heaters
  • Water softeners

What is prohibited in Large Item Collection?

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Bricks
  • Building and construction materials
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete
  • Electronics (TVs, computer monitors, copiers, printers, stereo equipment, cordless phone, etc.)
  • Explosives
  • Fencing
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Liquids
  • Lumber
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Propane cylinders
  • Rocks
  • Shingles
  • Stockpiled daily garbage
  • Yard waste