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Free Storm Debris Drop Off for Des Moines Residents this Saturday


Yard debrisDES MOINES, IOWA — Monday, July 22, 2019 — The City of Des Moines is providing residents a free opportunity on Saturday, July 27 to dispose of storm debris from their yards following weekend weather that generated gusts of 50 miles per hour. This service will be available at the Metro Waste Authority Compost Center at 1601 Harriet Street from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Proof of residency in the form of photo identification or current utility bill will be required to drop off brush, tree limbs or other yard debris. Trailers must be single axle and no longer than 12 feet. Commercial haulers will not be permitted to utilize this residential service, and the City reserves the right to refuse any item or load deemed not acceptable.

This opportunity is being provided in addition to the City’s monthly events for debris drop off as part of the Spring Cleanup to Reduce Urban Blight (SCRUB) program. More information about SCRUB is available at

Residents with questions should contact the 24/7 Des Moines Public Works Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950.

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

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