Christmas Tree Pick-up | Environment
Real Christmas trees can be set out on regular garbage collection days for Metro Waste Authority pickup from Monday through Jan. 13.
Most trees require a $1.15 Compost It sticker, available at grocery and hardware stores. Remove decorations and tree stands, and do not put trees in plastic bags. Wreaths are not accepted.
Regular yard waste will also be picked up in early January. Des Moines has year-round waste pickup. Garbage collection is on normal days next week; there is no delay for the New Year holiday.
These cities require stickers: Altoona, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights. Stickers are not required in Urbandale.
In Ankeny, there will be one round of tree collection the week of Jan. 9. Mitchellville has collection the first week of January. Prairie City residents can drop trees off at the water tower through Jan. 6. Waukee collection is the first two weeks of January.