MUSCATINE, Iowa – The dates are set for the two free drop off weeks for electronics and tires according to David Popp, Solid Waste Division Manager for the City of Muscatine. Residents who have City of Muscatine refuse service will be able to bring unwanted electronics and tires to the Muscatine Transfer Station, but there are stipulations.
Electronics will be accepted for free (up to three per residence) from July 12 to July 17. Tires will be accepted for free (up to four tires off the rim per residence) from July 19 to July 24. Proof of residency (such as the Compost Facility sticker, driver’s license, or piece of mail with name and address on it) is required to participate in the free drop off week.
These items are not included in the free bulky waste pickup program conducted by the City of Muscatine Solid Waste Division. However, tires and electronics can be included in a scheduled bulky waste collection but must be paid for in advance. These items are also accepted year round at the Transfer Station for a fee (See RATE AND FEE SCHEDULE).
Residents who are City of Muscatine refuse collection clients also have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted appliances either through a curbside bulky waste collection (two free per year). There is a fee to bring the appliances to the Transfer Station or to have the item(s) picked up curbside after the two free items.
Click here to find out more about CURBSIDE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION, how to schedule a collection, and additional requirements for a curbside collection. Call 563-264-JUNK (563-264-5865) or email [email protected] to submit a scheduling request.
Items that require a payment before curbside collection but me paid for and scheduled prior to the collection. Payments can be made at the Muscatine Transfer Station, 100 S. Houser Street, Muscatine City Hall Finance Department, 215 Sycamore Street, or the Department of Public Works, 1459 Washington Street.
All fees for items brought to the Muscatine Transfer Station are collected at the Muscatine Transfer Station once the items have been taken to the tipping floor.
The Transfer Station is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Items accepted year round for a fee
These items can also be picked up with the curbside bulky waste program if the item/items are prepaid. (See above for special FREE weeks for tires and electronics).
- Appliances (after two  free per year per address)
Items accepted year round at no charge
Please check in at the Transfer Station office when bringing any of the following items to the Transfer Station for proper disposal instructions and locations.
- Oil based paint
- Florescent light bulbs
- Garden chemicals
- Motor oil
- Pool chemicals
- Sharps in an approved container.
Example of items accepted for bulky waste pickup
- Furniture – couch, sectional, chair, recliner, table.
- Mattresses – must be in a bag (available at Transfer Station for no charge).
- Carpet – no longer than four (4) feet, rolled, and secured.
- Dismantled swing sets.
- Minimal building materials.
- Extra trash bags – smaller items must be bagged.
- Appliances – two (2) free per year per address.
Example of items NOT accepted for bulky waste pickup
Please contact the Muscatine Transfer Station for more information on the disposal of the following items:
- Sheds, garages, and excessive building materials.
- Concrete or brick (accepted at Public Works for no charge).
- Oil based paint and household hazardous waste (accepted at Transfer Station for no charge)
- Camper refrigerators and camper air conditioners.
- Car bodies.