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Urbandale Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Urbandale trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Urbandale is in Iowa with West Des Moines to the south and Des Moines to the southeast.

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.

Urbandale Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.urbandale.org/193/Garbage-Recycling-Yard-Waste

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

If a holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, there is no collection on the holiday and collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Holidays for 2024 without trash or recycling collection are:

  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29 (All collections delayed one day)
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4 (Monday on schedule, the rest of the week delayed one day)
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 4 (All collections delayed one day)
  • Thanksgiving Day– Thursday, November 23 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on schedule, Thursday delayed one day)
  • Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 (All collections delayed one day)
  • New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2024 (All collections delayed one day)

Collection normally scheduled for these days will occur on the following weekday, collection will be delayed for all households by one day for the remainder of the week.

Urbandale Trash Collection Map

Urbandale Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.urbandale.org/195/Bulk-Item-Collection for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Bulk item collections are scheduled twice a month – 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. You may schedule by email or by calling 515-278-3950. You must schedule at least one day in advance of the pick up date requested.


Charge of $30 is applied per appliance.

  • Air conditioner (window or central)
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Furnace
  • Garbage disposal
  • Light ballast
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash compactor
  • Washer
  • Water heater

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Ammunition or explosives
  • Automobile tires and batteries
  • Construction debris
  • Hazardous materials, including paints, stains, and thinners
  • Propane canisters
  • Yard waste

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 Urbandale and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.urbandale.org/200/Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Abington?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.urbandale.org/195/Bulk-Item-Collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.urbandale.org/193/Garbage-Recycling-Yard-Waste

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6: 30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Urbandale Public Works Department?

Public Works

Physical Address 
9401 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50322

Phone: 515-278-3950


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