The City is now offering a new online sign-up for curbside collection of special items. Customers can schedule collection for items such as furniture and appliances to be picked up at the curb for proper disposal or recycling, depending on the item. Collection fees are added to customers’ monthly utility bills.

Is the Landfill the best destination for your items?

Before disposal, the City encourages residents to consider repairing, reusing, or donating items. Listed below are some options:

Reuse and recycling questions can be directed to Jane Wilch, the Recycling Coordinator, at 319-887-6110 or jane-wilch@iowa-city.org

Special Item collection and fees

After considering repair or donation, customers may schedule a special item collection at https://www.iowa-city.org/forms/bulkpickup or by calling Resource Management at 319-356-5151 at least two days in advance of your regular trash, recycling, and organics collection day. Items eligible for the program include:

Large, bulky items. Items that cannot be broken down to fit in your garbage cart, such as chairs, couches and mattresses, cost $12.50 for the first item and $6 for each additional item.

Electronics. Computer monitors and televisions are not allowed in the trash and must be recycled. The cost is $21.50 per item. Electronic waste that does not have a screen/monitor (printers, CPUs, VCRs) are $12.50 for the first item and $6 for each additional item.

Appliances. Appliances are not allowed in the trash and must be recycled. This includes refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, air conditioners, microwaves, water heaters, etc. The cost is $20 per appliance. 

Tires. Tires are not allowed in the trash and must be recycled. The cost is $3.75 per tire not on rim, and $7.50 per tire on rim.

Items must be placed at curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day to ensure pickup. Items should not be placed at the curb prior to 5 p.m. the day before collection. Fees for collection will be added to your monthly utility bill. Additional fees could be charged for items that are abandoned at the curb, or for items have not been scheduled for collection.

Please note the items listed can also be taken directly to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center. Some items, as noted above, are required to be recycled. Please visit www.icgov.org/landfill for more information and Landfill rates. 

Date of publication

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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