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City of Des Monies Christmas Tree Collection Event - Updated Jun 6, 2013 Back

Services are restricted to residents of Des Moines only.

Please call for the current collection and event schedule.


(515) 283-4950

Des Moines, IA 50309

Recycling Your Christmas Tree?

Please call to verify! As dates, times and locations are subject to change, Earth911.com encourages you to call ahead to verify all pertinent information before bringing your Christmas tree for recycling. They are heavy and will probably get dried needles all over your car, so we don't want you to waste your time when you're trying to do something good. If you find any errors or omissions in our listings, we'd appreciate it if you to report them to: clientrelations@earth911.com

Stickers and bags can be purchased at: Hy-Vee and Dahls stores located inside the City of Des Moines or at Des Moines City Hall, 400 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA.

Place yard waste at the designated location no later than 6:30am on the scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5pm the day before the scheduled collection. Yard waste is picked up on your regular garbage collection day.

Branches must be cut to 4 foot lengths or less and tied in bundles. Bundles should weigh less than 40 lbs. Attach a “Compost it!” sticker to each bundle and remove any decorations.

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Christmas Trees



Please remove all decorations and place a compost sticker on tree. Flocked or fake trees will not be accepted.

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