MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council approved the week of April 22-26, 2019, as Muscatine Spring Cleanup Week 2019, during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday (April 4). The week offers residents of Muscatine and Fruitland the opportunity to dispose of bulky items at no charge with collection on the same day as residents’ garbage collection. Tires and electronics will have their own week for disposal at the Transfer Station.
The Department of Public Works will collect unwanted items and take them to the Muscatine Recycling Center & Transfer Station for disposal. Residents may place all bulky, unwanted items out the night before their regular refuse collection day or by 5:00 a.m. on the collection day. Businesses are not eligible for this service.
Among the items accepted for residential curbside pickup are large items (furniture, dismantled swing sets, building material) not to exceed a pick up load measuring 8’x4’x2’, and up to two (2) appliances excluding camper refrigerators and camper air conditioning units. Standard refrigerators and freezers need to have the doors removed for safety. Small items such as household decorations are requested to be bagged.
Yard waste must be in City of Muscatine yard waste bags. Brush tied in bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter and four feet in length will also be picked up.
Items that will not be accepted for curbside pickup as part of Spring Clean Up week include torn down buildings (such as garages), car bodies, large trees or stumps, concrete (can be dropped off for no cost at Public Works), paint and other hazardous chemicals (accepted at the Transfer Station at no cost year round), motor oil and antifreeze (accepted at the Transfer Station for no cost year round), and camper refrigerators and camper air conditioners (accepted at the Transfer Station for free).
The following items will be accepted at the Transfer Station at no charge with proof of residency including car and/or light truck tires (maximum of 4) without rims, electronic waste items (maximum 3), and propane gas tanks. The FREE tire drop off week will be May 6-11, 2019, while the FREE electronics drop off week will be May 13-18, 2019. Drop off site for both of these weeks is the Transfer Station.
Tires and electronic waste will also not be picked up curbside but may be taken by the resident to the Transfer Station at no cost during Spring Cleanup Week.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE CITY OF MUSCATINE
RECYCLING CENTER AND TRANSFER STATION
Residents of Muscatine and Fruitland can take up to four (4) car and/or light truck tires without rims, and up to three (3) electronic waste items including TVs, computers, or items with circuit boards, to the Transfer Station at NO CHARGE during the special Spring Cleanup time period noted above. Proof of residency (driver’s license, photo ID, or piece of mail with name and address on it) is required.
Tires and electronic waste are accepted at the Transfer Station all other weeks for a fee.
The Recycling Center and Transfer Station is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
For a schedule of fees, visit http://www.muscatineiowa.gov/245/Transfer-Station-Fees.