The City of Urbandale collects residential garbage using fully-automated collection vehicles. This program allows the city to provide more efficient service and reduce overall collection costs.
In order for the program to work effectively, the city needs the cooperation of every household. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure that your garbage collection goes smoothly. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Division at 515-278-3950:
If a holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, there is no collection on the holiday, collection is delayed 1 day for the remainder of the week. Holidays for 2020 without trash or recycling collection are:
Collection normally scheduled for these days will occur on the following weekday, collection will be delayed by 1 day for the remainder of the week.
Most non-hazardous materials may be discarded in the blue garbage container. This includes household garbage and trash.
The following materials should not be discarded in the blue container:
Hazardous material can be disposed of at the MWA's Regional Collection Center or at special mobile unit locations. Learn more about hazardous waste disposal options.