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FD Junk Days program returns

Junk Days On Demand is back. Set up your junk day on your schedule. Need more than one? No problem! Use Junk Days On Demand as many times as you’d like. Just make sure that what you put out complies with the rules of the program.

You can schedule a bulk pick-up request on your garbage pick-up day. It’s simple. Just text the word “JUNK” to 515-408-9888 and follow the prompts. Once you get confirmation your request has been submitted, have your items out no later than 5 a.m. on your garbage day. We’ll start collecting on Monday.

Here are the full details:

Junk Days On Demand is a city program designed to help Fort Dodge sanitation customers get rid of larger items that do not fit into the garbage carts. Collection happens on the same day we pick up your garbage. If we’re super busy with pick-ups, it may get moved back a day, but we’ll let you know.

Examples of items accepted through Junk Days On Demand at no cost:

• Furniture (couch, sectional, chair, recliner, table)

• Mattresses (limit two per pick up)

• Carpet (no longer than 4 feet, rolled and secured)

• Dismantled swing sets

• Minimal building material/construction material (must be bundled and weigh under 50 pounds per bundle)

• Bicycles, scooters, large toys

Any items placed at the curb must be able to be lifted safely by a two-person crew. Small, loose items and those that fit in your garbage cart will not be collected. Please separate scrap metal (bikes, fences, swing sets, grills, etc.) from the rest of the items.

Items accepted for a fee

• $5 — Passenger car tires

• $15 — TVs and electronics

• $15 — Appliances (refrigerator with doors removed, washer, dryer, microwave, stove or dishwasher)

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