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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mayor's Clean Up Week Rescheduled for June 1-5


Coralville has two opportunities for residences with City trash and recycling services to get rid of extra trash for free.

Free extra trash cart collection May 15 & 18 during "Quaranclean"
"Quaranclean" offers one additional trash cart collection for City of Coralville trash and recycling customers in mid-May, and is for bags of trash and smaller items. All trash must fit in the cart; loose items at the curb will not be collected. As usual, tag extra bags of trash that don’t fit in the cart.

This collection will occur on the following dates, and is in addition to the regular trash collection that week:

  • Friday, May 15 for customers whose regular pick-up is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Monday, May 18 for customers whose regular pick-up is on Thursday

Mayor’s Clean Up Week is June 1-5 for larger items
Mayor’s Clean Up Week in Coralville offers free curbside pickup up of large, broken items that do not fit in your trash cart (such as broken furniture or bathroom fixtures) the week of June 1-5. Some restrictions apply.

This free collection is available to all Coralville residences with city trash and recycling services.  Place items curbside up to 24 hours before or by 7:00 am on your regular trash collection day. If any items are not picked up, remove them from the curb within 24 hours after collection day. Metal is picked up by a separate truck to be recycled, and may be picked up on a day other than your regular collection day.

Please note the following restrictions: 

  • Items must be able to be reasonably lifted by two people.
  • Items must fit in the garbage truck. Dismantle large items.
  • See for a full list of what we’ll take. Unaccepted items include construction materials, appliances, electronics, hazardous materials, and wooden swingsets.
  • The City reserves the right to deny collection of any items deemed hazardous to our trucks or personnel.
  • See complete guidelines at or call 319.248.1740.
  • As usual, tag extra bags of garbage. 

What to do with usable items
Quaranclean and Mayor’s Clean Up Week are for items that need to be thrown away and cannot be reused. Do not send usable items to the landfill. To get rid of furniture or building and housing materials that are still usable, donate them to ReStore or other area agencies, rather than sending them to the landfill. See for a list of area donation sites.

Recycle cardboard
A high volume of garbage is collected during Mayor’s Clean Up Week. If you have a large amount of cardboard to recycle, consider setting it out the week before or after Mayor’s Clean Up Week, or take it any time to the Coralville Drop-Off Recycling Center at 950 Hughes Street or any drop-off location in Johnson County.  All cardboard must be flattened. See for more information.

Learn more
For more information, please call 319.248.1740.

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