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Residential 515-974-1600, Commercial 515-974-1400 Yard Waste Service

At your request, we collect yard waste.
Yard waste is collected each Friday.

Call Aspen by noon on Thursday to schedule pickup of your bagged or bundled yard waste on Friday.

Yard waste will not be picked up without prior authorization. A trip charge of $5 includes up to 4 bags of yard waste. Additional bags will be charged at $1 each.

Yard waste must be placed at the curb or alley. Please have your yard waste ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on Friday.

Call Aspen at 515-974-1600 to schedule yard waste pickup.

Yard Waste Season
Yard waste season normally runs from April to November, weather permitting. Specific dates change each year.


Compostable bags are required for yard waste pickup. Read more.

What’s considered yard waste?

This is yard waste

  • Bagged leaves
  • Bagged grass clippings
  • Bagged garden waste. Limit 40 lbs. per bag.
  • Brush and twigs. Bundle branches and brush in piles no more than 18 inches in diameter and four feet in length. Limit 40 lbs. per bundle.

This is not yard waste

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic or ceramic flower pots
  • Food waste
  • Dirt, sod, hay, straw
  • Tree stumps, large branches
  • Animal feces
  • Dead animals
  • Rocks, concrete, asphalt, stone
  • Building materials
  • Regular household trash

For other questions on what qualifies as yard waste, to determine other larger items we will collect, or to schedule pickup, please call 515-974-1600.