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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Yard Waste Collection Begins on Monday, March 30, 2020

The yard waste collection begins on March 30th on your regular collection day.  Please have all yard waste out by 6:30 a.m.   

  • Twigs and branches: each bundle requires a $1.25 green Compost it! sticker and must be smaller than four feet long by eighteen inches in diameter.  You can purchase the $1.25 stickers at the local grocery store customer service, or call the Urbandale City Hall to purchase, 515-278-3900.
  • Leaves and lawn clippings: these should be placed at the curb in Compost It! yard waste bags, or store-brand (example: Lowes, Menards, Home Depot bags) with a $1.25 green Compost It! sticker attached.
  • Yard Carts will require the 2020 sticker.  If you have not purchased the sticker yet there are four options to purchase it (due to City offices being closed to the public).  Option 1. ) mail check to Urbandale Public Works, 3600 86th Street, Urbandale, IA  50322.   Make check payable to Urbandale Public Works for $105.00.   Your sticker will be mailed once we receive your payment.   Option 2.)   Place check in our tall black drop box located directly to the left of the sign outside our building that says: City Administrative Offices.  We will mail out your sticker.  Option 3.)  You may call our office at 515-278-3900 and pay over the phone.  There is an additional $4.15 service fee to use a card over the phone.  We will then mail out your sticker. Option 4.)  You may pay through the MWA Site, there is a $1.00 service fee to use this service.  We will mail out the sticker to you.  Go to this website:       NOTE:   If you have ordered your sticker online and have not received it yet by mail, please allow 7-10 business days. If it’s been over 10 days, please call the Urbandale Public Works to inquire when it will be arriving.  #515-278-3950

For collection, have bagged or stickered yard waste, or yard cart at the curb on your regular collection day by 6:30 a.m.  For a complete list of retailers selling Compost It! stickers and bags, visit or call 515.244.0021.

*If you live in a Homeowners Association, please check with the HOA regarding participation.

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