City Cleanup Events

Most communities offer city cleanup events to give residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items. Event dates and guidelines vary by community. When notified, we list collection dates and information below and on the Calendar. For specific questions, contact your city hall. 

2017 Special Collections

City Date Collection Location
Altoona April 22 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Ankeny May 20-21 Spring Cleanup Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center 
1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr.

May 20
May 20
June 3 

Spring Cleanup
Brush Drop Off

Public Works Building (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Lot East of City Hall (8 a.m. to Noon)
Clive April 6
April 7
May 6
May 13
May 20
Bundled Brush 
Bundled Brush 
Spring Cleanup 
Spring Cleanup 

East of Interstate; Curbside
West of Interstate; Curbside
East of Interstate; Curbside

West of Interstate; Curbside
Aquatics Center, 2123 NW 111th St.

Des Moines See Calendar SCRUB Events View DSM Calendar for locations
Grimes May 18, 19 & 20 Spring Cleanup Curbside  >> See Map for Schedule
Johnston April 17 & 18 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Mitchellville April 29 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Norwalk Week of May 15 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Pleasant Hill April 29 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Prairie City

May 27
May 27
July 22
Oct. 14

Appliance/Scrap Metal
Spring Cleanup
Summer Cleanup
Fall Cleanup

203 West Second St., HWY 117

Runnells April 8 Spring Cleanup Curbside
Urbandale April 24-27 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
West Des Moines June 5-9 Spring Cleanup Curbside on Regular Trash Day
Windsor Heights

May 11

Spring Cleanup Curbside

2017 Tire Drop-Offs

In collaboration with Metro Waste Authority, many cities offer free Tire Recycling Drop-Off events once a year. 2016 events are available through the links below and listed on the online Calendar
Learn where you can recycle tires year-round.

City Date Location
Altoona April 22 406 5th Ave. SW
Ankeny May 20-21 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. 
Bondurant            May 20                   306 First St., NW               
Carlisle April 27 & 28 645 Railroad
Grimes May 20 & 21 1700 SE Destination Dr.
Hartford 150 W. Elm
Johnston April 20 & 22 6400 NW Beaver Dr.
Mitchellville April 29 Public Works Shop - 201 Cotton Ave NW
Norwalk May 20 2626 North Ave.
Runnells April 8 West Park Street - Runnells City Park 
Pleasant Hill April 29 5151 Maple Dr. 
Polk City May 6 301 E. Northside Dr.
Prairie City April 11-13 203 West Second St., HWY 117
West Des Moines April 15 560 S. 16th St.
Windsor Heights May 11 Colby Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.