Disposal of Bulky Items
Disposal of Large / Bulky Items or Large Amounts of Garbage:
Items such as vacuum cleaners, lamps, etc., can have a garbage sticker placed directly on each item and be placed by your regular garbage for collection by the garbage truck.
|Items Not Picked up by the Garbage Trucks ||City of Waverly's Charges |
|Appliances with Freon (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, dehumidifier) ||$ 15.00 |
|Appliances without Freon (water heater, stove, washer, dryer, microwave, 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 ||$5.00 |
|Carpeting (per cubic yard) ||$15.00 |
|Miscellaneous Metal Items (gas grill [no LP tanks accepted], lawn mower, bike, snow blower, rototiller) ||$3.00 |
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
Bremer County Landfill
If you choose to take your garbage or any bulky items or construction material directly to the Bremer County Landfill, please tarp all contents that are placed in an open pickup truck to prevent loss of material. Any load that is not tarped and contained will be turned away or charged an additional fee. This includes individual items such as a refrigerator. The Bremer County Landfill does not accept any yard waste, brush or trees. Go to the Bremer County Landfill site for information on their new Customer Convenience Center (CCC).
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
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) or at the Public Works Administration office in City Hall, prior to this Special Collection Week. Yard Waste is also picked up during this week and the following week.
The Special Collection Week for 2019 is scheduled for the week of April 22 - April 26 (large/bulky items and yard waste & brush). The following week of April 29 - May 3 is scheduled for just yard waste and brush. Please see further details in the Spring '19 Newsletter article.
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).
Waverly's Yard Waste Site:
- 2800 5th Avenue NW
- Located west of North Industrial Park. Open during spring, summer & fall seasons.
- 2900 5th Avenue NW
- Bulky item collection site during the winter season.
Bremer County Customer Service Center (Landfill)
- 2049 200th Street - phone: 352-4574
- Located 3 miles north of Hwy. 3 on Hwy. 63 & then 1/2 mile west or left onto 200th Street.
- Open Monday through Friday (1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you are unsure as to the proper disposal of an item, call Public Services at 352-6247