Ankeny cleanup days

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  1. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Do they take paint? I am really confused as to if they take it or not. Also, do you just bring it out to the curb and leave it?
     
  2. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    I would bet they don't. Urbandale doesn't and it's the same waste company doing the disposal.

    Urbandale Engineering & Public Works
     
  3. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    What kind of paint? If it is latex you can just open the lids and let it dry out and then throw it in the trash as it isn't considered hazardous. Other types of paint need to be taken to the facility over in Bondurant to be disposed of. Sometimes cities do have a special day for hazardous material but usually you have to take it to a specific location.
     
  4. terryk

    terryk Active Member

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    +1, 100% accurate
     
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  6. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Crap. I have like 3 5 gallon buckets of paint. That takes a while to dry out.
     
  7. Chad

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    Add cat litter, story it up.
     
  8. mj4cy

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    I assume they will take yard waste? like dead plants/grass i raked up?
     
  9. scottie33

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    Someone mentioned it's the same company that did the one in Urbandale, and they didn't take lawn clippies/shubberies so take it fwiw.
     
  10. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Prohibited Materials and Debris:

    Antifreeze
    Oil
    Asphalt
    Paint
    Tree Stumps
    Yard Debris
    Pesticides
    Freezers/Refrigerators
    Dehumidifiers
    Air Conditioners
    Ovens/Stoves
    Clothes Dryers & Washers
    Furnaces
    Microwave Ovens
    Batteries
    Water Heaters
    Television Sets
    Computer Monitors
    Dishwashers
    Propane Tanks
     
  11. fatkid1974

    fatkid1974 Well-Known Member

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    Leave it to the guy in Texas to post a list of stuff you can't put out in Ankeny. Nice pull aggie.

    The world is at peoples fingertips and they won't leave their backyard.
     
  12. scottie33

    scottie33 Well-Known Member

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    Something else I thought was weird in Urbandale, was if you put out a refridgerator, you had to have the front door taken off of the fridge. Supposeably somewhere, a kid was playing around in one of the fridges and shut the door and the spring clean-up crew threw the whole thing in the truck with him in the fridge lol.

    So if you plan on putting a fridge on the curb, take the front doors off just in case
     
  13. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    So pretty much anything in my garage that I might actually need to get rid of.
     
  14. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    You'd be amazed what disappears via pickets before the city crew gets there.

    Got rid of my last fridge and microwave that way. Put it out with no sticker and it was gone before midnight.
     
  15. AdRock4Cy

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    So I have an old nasty couch and some wet carpet from by basement I need to get rid of by I do not have a truck. Does Ankeny Sanitation pick up large items? When is the day of the year everyone throws all their crap out and the city picks it up?

    Any ideas would be helpful, my garage is starting to smell.
     
  16. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    Next question, where can you get rid of large TV's? I have a 40" HD unit that needs out of my house, needs some minor repair, but I already bought a replacement.
     
  17. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Waste Management takes them at their locations around the area:

    Electronics Recycling | Waste Management

    There is probably a charge for it, though.
     
  18. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    Great, most of the places I have seen do not take tv's over 30". Looks like it may make it into the trash in pieces some day.
     
  19. 4VR4CY

    4VR4CY Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't Best Buy take electronics to recycle?
     
  20. Three4Cy

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    Recycling
     

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