Bulk Item Collection

Bulk item collections are scheduled twice a month - 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. You may schedule by email or by calling 515-278-3950. You must schedule at least one day in advance of the pick up date requested.

Tree logs and limbs are not included in the bulk item collection. Please see information about our separate log and limb collection for this service.

Billing: Payment is collected at time of scheduling.  Payment may be made by credit/debit card with a 3.95% service fee or by dropping off or mailing a check to ATTN: Engineering/PW, 3600 86th Street, Urbandale IA 50322.  If mailing or dropping off a check, the items will be scheduled when the payment is received.


Charge of $30 is applied per appliance.

  • Air conditioner (window or central)
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Furnace
  • Garbage disposal
  • Light ballast
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash compactor
  • Washer
  • Water heater

Bulk Item

If there is any large item in the collection, the base fee will be $30 for the first large item and $10 for each additional large item, and a $15 base fee for the first small item and $2 for each additional small item.

Large $30 for the first, $10 for each additionalSmall $15 for the 1st, $2 for each additional
4 drawer file cabinet2 drawer file cabinet
Basketball hoop assemblyAny bag or box of garbage
Cabinets or cupboards (each section)Bicycle
Carpet (rolls over 6’ long)Small Chair
Couch/love seatCarpet 6’ or less
DresserGrill w/o tank
Entertainment CenterLawn chair
Garage door panel (must be disassembled)Lawn mower (GAS & OIL MUST BE DRAINED )
Lumber* (pickup load)Lawn table
Mattress or box spring (full or larger)Lumber (1/2 cubic yard)
Sliding glass or French doorSmall TV stand
Table or table and chair setToilet
Tube TV 32" or larger and console TV’s
TV tube 31" or smaller and flat screen
Water bedTwin Mattress or Spring


Window (small)

*A cubic yard of lumber is roughly a pickup load. If the collection is greater than ½ cubic yard the fee will be $30 plus $10 for any partial amount above one cubic yard. If there is less than ½ cubic yard, the charge

Contact Us

  1. David McKay, P.E.

    Director of Engineering and Public Works
    City Engineer

    Engineering & Public Works

    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3950



    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Staff Directory

    Public Works Shop

    9401 Hickman Road
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3950


    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Staff Directory