The City will have dumpsters available for general trash, appliances, and scrap tires.
The guidelines are as follows:
Appliances can be deposited at $20 per appliance. Acceptable items include – furnaces, washers/dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and microwaves.
General trash can be deposited at $15 per load. A single load will not exceed a standard pickup truck; it will be at the discretion of staff on site to determine extra fees for larger loads. Items that are considered trash are- tables/chairs, mattresses/bed frames, dressers/nightstands, lights, couches/recliners, cabinets/doors/windows, electronics, bicycles, patio furniture, swing sets, carpet, TV’s/computers, grills, lawn mowers with no oil/gas.
Additionally, a scrap metal collector will be on site to collect scrap metal. There is no charge for depositing scrap metal, and it will be at the discretion of the collector as to what is accepted. Any refuse can be deposited in the general trash dumpster or appliance dumpster as outlined above.
Scrap tires will be accepted free of charge. Each household can bring a maximum of five tires, all must have rims removed.
Tires NOT accepted include:
Tires can also be recycled with Liberty Tire in Des Moines, or disposed of at these Metro Waste Authority facilities year-round for a fee:
For more information about safe, smart waste disposal and recycling options, call 515.244.0021 or visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com.
All fees must be paid in exact cash amount or via check made out to the City of Elkhart, no exceptions. You are responsible for offloading your items into the dumpsters.
The following Items will not be accepted:
Dumping outside of the posted hours of 8am to 1pm on June 3 is not allowed. City staff must be present during the hours of operation. Any illegal dumping will be prosecuted. Contact City Hall with any questions.