Mayor's Clean Up Week
Special Trash Collection Event
Each spring and fall during Mayor's Clean Up Week, set items at the curb that are no longer usable and too large to fit in your garbage cart for free garbage pickup. Some restrictions apply.
Mayor's Clean Up Week is available to Coralville residents with city trash and recycling services, which serves single family and duplex housing, and some multi-plexes. If you live in an apartment or have a condo owner's association with private refuse services, call your provider to find out how to dispose of bulky items.
Spring: June 1-5, 2020
In response to COVID-19, spring Mayor’s Clean Up Week 2020 has been moved to June 1-5.
"Quaranclean" May 15 & 18
There is one additional “Quaranclean” trash collection for each City of Coralville trash customer in mid-May. This free collection will be:
- Friday, May 15 for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday routes.
- Monday, May 18 for Thursday routes.
Eligible residents can place any trash or smaller items in their cart that they would normally place on the curb for Mayor’s Clean Up Week. This collection is in addition to the regular collection for that week. Extra bags of trash that don’t fit in the cart must be tagged as usual.Fall: October 5-9, 2020
How to Get Items Picked Up
- During Mayor's Clean Up Week, set out items at the curb up to 24 hours before or by 7:00 am on your trash collection day.
- Any items left at your curb after the pickup are considered unacceptable. Remove them from the curb within 24 hours after your trash day.
- Metal is picked up by a separate truck and may not occur on collection day.
What We Will (& Won't) Pick Up
Items too large for your garbage cart, such as furniture, carpet, and bathroom fixtures.
- Concrete brick or block
- Construction materials (including drywall, shingles, insulation, etc.)
- Hazardous waste**
- Hot tubs
- Railroad ties & landscaping timbers
- Wooden swingsets
Mayor's Clean Up Week Rules
Items must be able to be reasonably lifted by two people. We cannot collect heavier items.
Items must fit in the back of the garbage truck. Dismantle large items.
The City reserves the right to deny collection of any items deemed hazardous to our trucks or personnel. For example, large railroad ties can puncture our trucks' hopper and hydraulics when placed in the hopper. If you're unsure if your items are acceptable, please call 319.248.1740.
Do not leave your garbage at other people's curbs.
Thrify Trash Pickers
If someone helps themselves to your curbside items and leaves a mess behind, you are responsible for cleaning it up.
Yard Waste & Extra Bags of Trash
As usual, tag extra bags of garbage, and put yard waste in a biodegradable Coralville yard waste bag or in a 33-gallon container with an annual yard waste sticker.
Because high volumes of garbage are collected during Mayor's Clean Up Week:
- Set out large amounts of cardboard the week before or after Mayor's Clean Up Week
- Take cardboard to the Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center (950 Hughes Street) or any drop-off location in Johnson County. Corrugated cardboard is banned from the landfill and must be flattened and recycled. Learn about cardboard recycling
What If It's Not Trash?
Mayor's Clean Up Week is for items that need to be thrown away and cannot be reused. Do not send usable items to the landfill.
Where to Donate Usable Items
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- Accepts furniture and building/housing materials. ReStore sells the items to be reused and proceeds support Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity; donations are tax-deductible. Items should be in reusable, resellable condition.
- Free pickup or drop-off is available.
- Located at 2401 Scott Boulevard SE, Iowa City.
- To schedule a pickup or learn more, call 319.338.5687 or visit www.iowacityrestore.com.
- Accepts new or gently used mattresses, box springs, furniture, and household items. Houses into Homes provides these items to families and individuals who are exiting homelessness, domestic violence, and other crisis situations.
- Free pickup or drop-off is available.
- To schedule a pickup or learn more, visit www.housesintohomes.org.
- Accepts new or gently used furniture, clothing, and household items to Goodwill for resale; check to see what items are accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.
- Free drop-off is available in bins and at stores.
- Learn more at www.goodwillheartland.org.
- Donate or take clean, usable items as a form of recycling. Leftover items are donated to non-profit organizations.
- Held one Saturday in the spring at Coralville City Hall.
- Drop-off is available on the day of the event.
- Learn more about Recycle Swap Day.