Large Item Pick-Up

The City of Dubuque offers collection of large items for a fee.  Call 563.589.4250 to schedule a collection.  Collections are normally done on your regular solid waste collection day.


  • The minimum fee of $10 allows you to set out large items or miscellaneous trash equal in volume to approximately 10 to 12 35-gallon bags or cans. 
  • Additional volume is charged in $12.50 increments. 
  • Appliance disposal is $10 each. 
  • Automobile tires cost $5 off-rim and $7 on-rim. 

Fees are charged to the customer’s utility billing account. In situations where the landlord pays the utilities, tenants must pre-pay at the Utility Billing counter at City Hall at 50 W. 13th St. 

All items must be set out to the curb or alley line by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection, but not more than 24 hours prior to collection.

Electronics Recycling

The City of Dubuque has expanded its large item collection program to offer residential customers the option to schedule curbside collection of a wide variety of electronics items. Learn more.

Acceptable Items

  • Air conditioners
  • Chillers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Electronics* (TVs, computer monitors, copiers, printers, stereo equipment, cordless phones, etc.)
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves
  • Miscellaneous refrigeration and electrical equipment with specialized switches
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Trash compactors
  • Washers (including wringers)
  • Water heaters
  • Water softeners

Items Not Accepted

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Bricks
  • Building and construction materials
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete
  • Explosives
  • Fencing
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Liquids
  • Lumber
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Propane cylinders
  • Rocks
  • Shingles
  • Stockpiled daily garbage
  • Yard waste