Yard waste season is coming to an end. The Compost It! curbside yard waste collection will end for the season on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Johnston.
The program accepts small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, as well as any garden vegetation. Just avoid dirt, mulch, rocks, and food.
To have your yard waste collected until the end of the season, be sure to tag it, bag it, or wheel it:
- Tag it: Brush bundles and store-brand bags require a green Compost It! sticker for collection. Brush bundles can be no larger than 4 feet long by 18 inches in diameter.
- Bag it: Put loose yard waste such as lawn clippings, leaves, and garden vegetation in Compost It! bags or store-brand bags with a green Compost It! sticker. Compost It! bags and stickers are sold at many local grocery, home improvement, and convenience stores. Find a retailer by visiting the Metro Waste Authority website.
- Wheel it: If you’ve enrolled in the Compost It! cart service, toss everything in your cart and take it to the curb on your normal collection day.
Iowa weather always keeps us guessing, so if you have yard waste left after November, you’ll have one more chance to have it collected. Winter collection will occur December 27, 2021 – January 7, 2022, on your regular collection day. During winter collection, regular yard waste, as well as live Christmas trees, will be collected.
To find a complete list of retailers who sell Compost It! bags and stickers, or for more information on yard waste collection, please visit Metro Waste Authority’s website at www.WhereItShouldGo.com/YardWaste, or call (515) 244-0021.