Mayor's Clean Up Week

Special Trash Collection

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. See below. 

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.


2022 Mayor's Clean Up Week

  • Spring: May 9-13, 2022
  • Fall: October 3-7, 2022

Extra Trash Pickup Before Mayor's Clean Up Week

City of Coralville trash customers get one free extra trash collection in mid-May and late September.

Place any trash or smaller items in your cart. This collection is in addition to the regular collection for that week. Tag extra bags of trash that don’t fit in the cart as usual.

Cart A La Carte
Extra Trash Collection: April 29 & May 2, 2022
  • Friday, April 29 for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday routes
  • Monday, May 2 for Thursday routes

About Mayor's Clean Up Week

How to Get Items Picked Up

  1. During Mayor's Clean Up Week, set out items too big for your cart at the curb up to 24 hours before or by 7:00 am on your trash collection day. Smaller items belong in your cart. If your cart is full, place smaller items in a garbage bag and tag the extra bags as usual. Do not dump loose small items on the ground.
  2. Any items left at your curb after the pickup are considered unacceptable. Remove them from the curb within 24 hours after your trash day.
  3. 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.

Not Accepted
  • Appliances*
  • Concrete brick or block
  • Construction materials (including drywall, shingles, insulation, etc.)
  • Electronics*
  • Hazardous waste**
  • Hot tubs
  • Pallets
  • Railroad ties & landscaping timbers
  • Tires*
  • Wooden swingsets
*Picked up by appointment; the fee is added to your utility bill. Schedule a special pick-up
**Dispose of hazardous waste at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
For all other items, donate or reuse, or haul to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center
Mayors Clean Up Week

Contact Us

  1. Aaron TeBockhorst

    Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator

    Ph: 319.248.1740


    Monday - Friday
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Staff Directory


Weight Limit

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. 

Why We Don't Accept Some 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.

Dumping Items
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.

Other Items

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.

High volumes of garbage are collected during Mayor's Clean Up Week. Corrugated cardboard is banned from the landfill and must be flattened and recycled. Take cardboard to the Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center (950 Hughes Street) or any drop-off location in Johnson County. 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
Houses into Homes Program
  • 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
  • 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
Coralville Recycle Swap Day
  • 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.