Disposal of Bulky Items

Disposal of Large / Bulky Items or Large Amounts of Garbage

Items Not Picked up by the Garbage Trucks City of Waverly's Charges
Appliances (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, washer,
dryer, microwave, water heater, stove, trash compactor, etc.)
$ 15.00
Furniture (mattress, box springs, sofa, stuffed chair, table, dresser, vanity, etc.) $ 5.00
Televisions & Computer Monitors (by screen size, measured diagonally):
19" & under
20" - 27"
Over 27" & console

Computers & Printers
(NOTE: Goodwill accepts all computer related equipment at no charge.)
Carpeting (per cubic yard) (up to 324 sq.ft. or 18' x 18') $15.00
Miscellaneous Metal Items (lawn mower, bike, snow blower, rototiller,
gas grill with no LP tank, etc.)
Car  (w/out rim)
Truck 16"-19"  (w/out rim)
Truck 20"-24"  (w/out rim)
Tractor  - all sizes (w/out rim)

Add $2.00 for rims


(1) Drop off at Yard Waste Site:

2800 5th Avenue NW
Located north of Recycling Center.  Open during spring, summer & fall seasons.

OR   Public Services:
2900 5th Avenue NW
Bulky item collection site during the winter season.

(2) Special Pickup Service for Large/Bulky Items

The City does provide a Special Pickup Service of large/bulky items at a charge of $25 per load at any time during the year.  (See Yard Waste section for Special Pickup of yard waste.)  Landfill fees for the large/bulky items will be an additional charge.  The item(s) scheduled for a Special Pickup will need to be placed at your curb.  Listed below is an example of charges for a Special Pickup.  Call 352-6247 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a Special Pickup.


Refrigerator                       $15.00 
Television (19" & under)   $12.00
Special Pickup Charge      $25.00
Total Charge                      $52.00

(3) Special Collection Week

One week is scheduled in the spring of each year for the removal of large/bulky items placed at the curb of Waverly residents.  During this week the $25 Special Pickup fee is waived, but each resident does need to pay the landfill charges listed under the above "Bulky Item Charges" table.  This payment needs to be made at the Public Services Center (next to the Recycling Center)  prior to this Special Collection Week.  Yard Waste is also picked up during this week and the following week.

The Special Collection Week for 2023 is scheduled for the week of April 24 - April 28 (large/bulky items and yard waste & brush).  The following week of May 1 - May 5 is scheduled for just yard waste and brush.  

Reminder: Biodegradable bags are required for yard waste collection. 

Appliances, televisions, computers, monitors, printers, furniture, carpeting, tires, etc. are not picked up by the garbage truck.  You may dispose of these items by taking them to one of the following locations or by scheduling a Special Pickup (See information on Special Pickups earlier on this page).

(4) Bremer County Landfill

If you choose to take your garbage, bulky items or construction material directly to the Bremer County Landfill at 2049  200th Street, contact them at 319-352-4574 or visit their website.

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