Large Item Pick-Up

The City of Dubuque offers collection of large items, including electronics, for a fee.  Schedule a collection online or call 563.589.4250. Collections are normally done on your regular trash collection day.

Fees

Item

Fee

Landfilled material
(extra trash, furniture, or other large items)
Equivalent of 10-12 kitchen trash bags (or about the size of an average couch) - $10

Additional increments of above - $12.50
Recyclable Materials
Appliances - $10 each

Automobile tires - $6 each

Electronics with a screen (laptops, monitors, TVs, etc.)
$20 for first screen, $15 for each additional screen

Electronics without a screen (VCRs, DVD players, keyboards, cables, chargers, speakers, etc.) FREE


Payment

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.

Drop-off Electronics Recycling

Residents are still able to drop off electronics for recycling at Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (landfill) at 101 Airborne Rd. for $15 per screen. Other non-screen electronics and accessories may be dropped off at no charge.

Acceptable Electronics

  • TVs (tube, LED, and plasma)
  • VCRs, DVD/Blu-Ray players
  • Computers, monitors, and associated equipment
  • Printers/copiers/fax machines
  • Audio equipment/stereos
  • Cell phones
  • Cordless phones
  • Cables and cords

Other Acceptable Large Items

  • Air conditioners
  • Chillers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Furniture
  • 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
  • Yard waste