Des Moines Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Des Moines trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Des Moines is in Iowa with Minneapolis to the north, Kansas City to the south, Omaha to the west, Cedar Rapids to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Des Moines Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.dsm.city/departments/public_works-division/garbage_collection/garbage_collection.php

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2023

Your pickup will be delayed one day due to the holiday.

There will be no collection on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Service will run one day late the rest of the week.

As a result all garbage collection services for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed by one day.

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Your pickup will be delayed one day due to the holiday.

There will be no collection on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Service will run one day late the rest of the week.

As a result all garbage collection services for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed by one day.

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Your pickup will be delayed one day due to the holiday.

There will be no collection on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Service will run one day late the rest of the week.

As a result all garbage collection services for Thursday and Friday will be delayed by one day.

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023

Your pickup will be delayed one day due to the holiday.

There will be no collection on Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. Service will run one day late the rest of the week.

As a result all garbage collection services for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed by one day.

Des Moines Trash Collection Map

Des Moines Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.dsm.city/departments/public_works-division/garbage_collection/garbage_collection_faq.php#collapse1697017

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Items that do NOT fit in a 33-gallon bag or 2’x2’x3’ box 
  • Furniture include couches and tables
  • Mattresses
  • Rolled carpet (carpet must be rolled and tied and be no larger than 4 feet long and 18 inches in diameter)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

-Tires.

-Hazardous Waste (including batteries, garden chemicals, oil-based paints, and propane).

-Other items such as railroad ties, pianos, landscape timbers, big screen TV’s and garage doors.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Des Moines and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.dsm.city/departments/public_works-division/garbage_collection/recycling_collection.php

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Des Moines?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.dsm.city/departments/public_works-division/garbage_collection/garbage_collection_faq.php#collapse1697017

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.dsm.city/departments/public_works-division/garbage_collection/garbage_collection.php

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Des Moines Public Works Department?

  • Call our 24-hour Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950
  • Address: 1700 Maury St., Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Solid Waste operations: Monday through Friday – 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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