Tree debris in the Metro

by James on July 23, 2008

Live in Des Moines? Got tree debris from the storm? Well, load up the family sedan with tree limbs, brush, twigs, your kids, and the dog and head on out to the MWA Metro Compost Center at 1601 Harriett St. just off S. E. 14th. The City left the door open. (Darn! I just vacuumed the car too.)

Check the City of Des Moines news release for the self hauling and the curbside alternatives.

Live in Ankeny? Lucky you! Beginnning July 23 the City of Ankeny will pick up storm debris curbside until August 3. The website says nothing larger than 8″ in diameter. (There must be some pretty strong people in Ankeny.) 

Live in Johnston? Beginning at 7 am July 28 the City of Johnston will also pick up storm debris, but it better be there at 7 am because that’s when they’ll start – no multiple passes, and they’ll continue until they’re done. Their website say the size should be small enough to be handled by one person. (Only a smart aleck would ask, “How big a person?”)

Urbandale has a regular log and limb collection on 1st and 3rd Fridays but for a fee.

West Des Moines and Clive will have no special pick up.

jim.jpgGuest Writer: James G. Lindberg (Jim) is the Purple Wren’s sweetie and is a visiting chemistry professor at Grinnell Collegeand retired from Drake University.

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