Cleanup Effort Goes High-Tech

Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Monday, August 24, 2020 – The City of Des Moines Public Works Department’s cleanup efforts have gone high-tech. With the addition of the interactive map where residents can track where work has been done in the City, a new cleanup status map has been added to the City’s website that allows residents to see where work is in progress, where crews are going next and who needs to be on standby.

Sticker requirements for collecting yard waste are waived again this week. For more on the guidelines for collection, visit Crews are only stopping by each residence once.

“In just one week, our crews have collected and hauled off more than 2,000 loads of storm debris,” said Public Works Director Jonathan Gano. “We are working hard to get our City cleaned up, but we are still looking at a few more weeks before the job is done.”

If Des Moines residents can dispose of their own storm debris, they are encouraged to do so. The MWA Compost Center will be open again this Saturday, August 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1601 Harriett Street. So far, Des Moines residents have dropped off more than 3,000 loads. SCRUB guidelines still apply, including trailer size restrictions.

For additional information, residents are encouraged to call the 24-hour Public Works Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950.

Al Setka
Communications Manager, City Manager’s Office
(515) 283-4057

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