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Spring Cleanup will now take place the week of July 20

Post Date:06/01/2020 3:24 PM
Annual Spring Cleanup will now take place in West Des Moines on a resident’s regular garbage collection day during the week of July 20 - 24. The event was originally scheduled for the first week of June but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring Cleanup is an opportunity for residents to dispose of items that don’t fit in their garbage carts. Acceptable items include mattresses, couches, carpet (small rolls), end tables, fans, lamps and grills (with propane removed).

Items not accepted include appliances, propane gas grills, air conditioners, water heaters, dehumidifiers, building materials, concrete, tires, vehicles/major auto parts, yard waste, hazardous waste, paint, oil, medical waste or poisons.

Officials are asking residents to set out only as much as will fit in the bed of a pickup truck. If it’s reasonable that two individuals can lift it, crews will collect it.

Bagged or boxed items will not be collected since these items can be placed in carts year-round or on the curb during a normal collection day with a $1.00 “extra trash” sticker. Crews will pick up items in the original box (such as an artificial Christmas tree in its original box).

Spring Cleanup service is available to all West Des Moines residents eligible for City provided solid waste collection. Per City ordinance and similar to other solid waste collection, Spring Cleanup items should be placed out for collection no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled pick-up day and by 6:00 a.m. the day of collection.

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