How do I dispose of an appliance?

Solid Waste crews collect appliances from Burlington Solid Waste customers. As of July 1, 2023, each appliance must have 5 Trash Tags attached for the first appliance, 4 Trash Tags attached to the 2nd, 3rd  etc.  Appliances include freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, water heaters, water softeners, furnaces, dehumidifiers, trash compactors, air conditioners, and many types of space heaters. To get on the list for pick up send an email to and provide your name, address, and telephone number. If you want to haul it yourself, you may take appliances to the Area Recyclers at 1818 West Burlington Ave, M-F, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. The fee is $10 cash or check. Call the Recyclers at 319-753-8126 for details. If you are interested, Alliant Energy will pay their electric customers up to $50 for working refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners. To apply call 866-255-4268 or go to Alliant Energy Appliance Recycling

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1. How do I dispose of an appliance?
2. When is City Wide Clean-Up?
3. Can I haul junk to the Landfill for free during City Wide Clean-Up?
4. How do I dispose of a bulky item, like a couch, other than during City Wide Clean-Up?
5. How do I dispose of a television?
6. How do I dispose of electronics like a computer or computer monitor?
7. What is NOT allowed during City Wide Clean-Up?
8. How do I dispose of auto body parts?