New piles in places that have already been serviced, will not be collected.
Residents either need to:
- reduce storm debris to fit regular yard waste guidelines which includes the appropriate bags and stickers,
- visit the MWA Metro Park East Landfill (12181 NE University Ave. in Mitchellville), or
- attend the City’s next SCRUB event scheduled for Saturday, September 19 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MWA Compost Center (1601 Harriett St.)
Updated curbside yard waste collection guidelines have also been shared: Learn more
SCRUB stands for SPRING CLEANUP to REDUCE URBAN BLIGHT. It is the City's mission to enhance the City’s neighborhoods by allowing residents an opportunity to remove yard waste and debris from homes and yards to reduce the blighted areas within the City.
- MEGA SCRUB: An event that is hosted by select neighborhoods within their section of the City. Any Des Moines Resident may participate.
- Transfer Station SCRUB: An alternate drop-off location used for SCRUB events. The Metro Waste Transfer Station is located at 4198 Delaware Ave. SCRUB dates and hours are posted on the SCRUB Calendar.
- Compost Site SCRUB: A drop off site designated for yard and tree debris during SCRUB events. The Metro Waste Compost Site is located at 1601 Harriett Street. SCRUB dates and hours are posted on the SCRUB Calendar
- Proof of Residency is required - Bring a photo id or current utility bill.
- Before each event please review the SCRUB guidelines.
- MEGA SCRUB's now offer Household Hazardous Waste Disposal. See list of items. (MEGA SCRUB sites only)
- SCRUB'S are free to Des Moines citizens, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.
Questions - If you have questions about SCRUB events, please call us at 515-283-4950.