City Has New Year's Holiday Reminders

DES MOINES, IOWA — Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 — The New Year’s Day holiday is this week, and Des Moines public safety officials want to thank all those residents who are being considerate of their neighbors and refraining from exploding fireworks in their neighborhood. Although Iowa law allows fireworks this time of year, the City’s Municipal Code makes it unlawful for a person to use or explode consumer fireworks within Des Moines city limits. The City’s fireworks ordinance is available here for review.

In observation of New Year’s Day, there will be no City of Des Moines collection of garbage, yard waste or recycling on Friday, January 1. Friday’s collections will be delayed one day to Saturday, Jan. 2. For more information, call the Des Moines Public Works Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950 or visit

Because of concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Des Moines already closed public access to city buildings until February 1.

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1 with early closings (including Curbside Pickup) at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Libraries will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 2. For more information, go to

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

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