Special Pick-Ups

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Curbside Pick-Up
Curbside pick-up for large items, appliances and electronics, and tires is available upon request.

  • The charges will be added to your utility bill.
  • Available to Coralville residents with city trash and recycling services (which serves single family and duplex housing, and some multi-plexes). 
  • If you live in an apartment or have a condo owner's association with private refuse services, call your provider to find out how to dispose of large items.

 To schedule a special garbage pickup:

Coralville also offers Mayor's Clean Up Week in the spring and fall for free disposal of large, broken items.

Large Items
We will pick up items by appointment that are too large for your garbage cart, such as furniture, carpet, and bathroom fixtures. Some restrictions apply; see "Rules" below.

Appliances & Electronics
Broken appliances and electronics are picked up by appointment on the last consecutive Thursday and Friday of each month. These items are recycled and do not belong in your trash.

Item*Pick-Up Charge
DVD, VCR, laser printer, inkjet printer$6
Computer monitor$18
Computer, keyboard, tower$18
Appliances: Air conditioner, dehumidifier, dishwasher, dryer, microwave, refrigerator, stove, washer, water heater, etc.$18
*List is not comprehensive. Call 319.248.1740 for charges for items not listed

Tires are picked up by appointment on the last consecutive Thursday and Friday of each month.

TypePick-Up Charge
Car tires (no rim)$5
Car tires (with rim)$7

Contact Us

  1. Aaron TeBockhorst
    Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator

    Ph: 319.248.1740

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Staff Directory

What We Won't Pick Up
Not Accepted
We do not accept the following in curbside trash, special pickups by appointment, or during Mayor's Clean Up Week:

  • Concrete brick or block
  • Construction materials (including drywall, shingles, insulation, etc.)
  • Hazardous waste**
  • Hot tubs
  • Pallets
  • Railroad ties & landscaping timbers
  • Windows
  • Wooden swingsets
**Dispose of hazardous waste at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
For all other items, donate or reuse, or haul to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center

Weight Limit
Items must be able to be reasonably lifted by two people. We cannot collect heavier items.

Items must fit in the back of the garbage truck. Dismantle large items. 

Why We Don't Accept Some Items
The City reserves the right to deny collection of any items deemed hazardous to our trucks or personnel. For example, large railroad ties can puncture our trucks' hopper and hydraulics when placed in the hopper. If you're unsure if your items are acceptable, please call 319.248.1740.

Dumping Items
Do not leave your garbage at other people's curbs. 
Thrify Trash Pickers
 If someone helps themselves to your curbside items and leaves a mess behind, you are responsible for cleaning it up.

Free Pick-Up
Consider donating usable items to Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore (2401 Scott Boulevard SE, Iowa City):

  • Free pick-up
  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • ReStores sells the items and the proceeds support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
To schedule a free pickup or learn more:
ReStore accepts items in working, usable condition:
  • Appliances
  • Building & plumbing supplies
  • Cabinets & shelving
  • Doors & windows
  • Flooring & tile
  • Furniture
  • Hardware & tools
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses & box springs (new or gently used; for Houses into Homes program)