Community Clean Up Day 2023

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 generated by businesses
  • Farm or tractor tires
  • Solid tires (lawnmower, forklift, or golf cart tires)
  • Bicycle tires

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:

  • Metro Park East Landfill (12181 University Avenue NE
    Mitchellville, Iowa 50169)
  • Metro Park West Landfill in Perry (2499 337th Street
    Perry, Iowa 50220)
  • Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant (1105 Prairie Drive SW Bondurant, Iowa 50035)

For more information about safe, smart waste disposal and recycling options, call 515.244.0021 or visit

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:

  • Chemicals
  • Gas and oil
  • Paint, paint thinners, solvents or antifreeze
  • Toxic or radioactive materials
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Hazardous waste
  • Ammunition
  • Yard waste

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.

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Community Clean Up Day 2023