Yard Waste

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Compost It!

 The Compost It! program recycles accepted yard waste. Yard waste can be placed at the curb for pick-up on your regular collection day during yard waste season. This program includes two types of services, a Standard Service and a Premium Service. Yard waste season typically runs from April 1st - December 1st.

Standard Service

Yard waste is accepted in MWA Compost It! Brand bags or generic bags and bundles with a Compost It! Sticker. Brush and other trimmings should be bundled with a length less than 4 feet, diameter of less than 18 inches, and weigh no more than 40 lbs.

Visit the Where It Should Go website for more information on the Compost It! Program and locations to purchase Compost It! Stickers and bags.

Premium Service

The premium service allows residents to use a convenient, wheeled container to dispose of yard waste at the curb. The carts are emptied weekly on regular collection day during yard waste season. New customers pay a $25 enrollment fee and purchase an annual program sticker to attach to the container. This sticker price covers the cost of the hauler picking up the yard waste for the annual Compost It! season. The 2019 sticker fee is $105.

To enroll in the Premium Yard Waste Program, mail or drop off the Yard Waste Cart Sign Up Form 2019 (link below) with your payment to City Hall. Residents currently enrolled in the Premium Yard Waste Program may renew online with MWA or mail or drop off the Yard Waste Renewal Form 2019 (link below) with payment to City Hall.

More Information

Call Urbandale Engineering and Public Works at 515-278-3950, or send an email for more information.

Contact Us

  1. David McKay, P.E.


    Director of Engineering and Public Works
    City Engineer

    Engineering & Public Works


    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    Directions

    Phone: 515-278-3950

    Email

    Hours 

    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Staff Directory

    Public Works Shop


    9401 Hickman Road
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    Directions

    Phone: 515-278-3950

    Hours 

    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Staff Directory