Independence Day Collection Delay
Collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. Learn more

December 27th, 2021 - January 7th, 2022

Winter Compost It! collection is your opportunity to recycle your live Christmas tree and any remaining yard waste.

To ensure your tree and yard waste get collected, follow these simple steps:

  • Remove all decorations from your tree and attach a Compost It! sticker. Wreaths and garland Christmas treeare not accepted.
  • Put yard waste in a Compost It! bag or a store-brand bag with a Compost It! sticker attached. If you have the Compost It! cart service, you can put your yard waste in it.
  • Set your tree and yard waste at the curb by 6 AM on your collection day the week of December 27th, 2021 - January 7th, 2022. (Keep in mind, your day might be delayed by New Year’s Day that first week.)

Need a Compost It! sticker or bag? Stickers are sold at participating grocery and hardware stores for $1.50.

Urbandale does NOT require a Compost It! sticker on the trees, however stickers are required for store-brand yard waste bags.

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