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  • Tiny Trees

    A new way to invest in the future by building our tree canopy. Trees produce oxygen, lower heating and A/C bills, raise property values, and create safe spaces. Order your Tiny Trees today!

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  • Emerald Ash Borer

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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  • Planting Tiny Trees

    A new way to invest in the future by building our tree canopy. Trees produce oxygen, lower heating and A/C bills, raise property values, and create safe spaces. Order your Tiny Trees today!

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  • TreeKeeper Training

    Learn how to plant and care for young trees. Learn tree ID. Learn how to speak up for the trees! TreeKeeper Training runs on Thursdays, April 6, 13, & 20, from 6-9 p.m. SIGN UP NOW by clicking More Info below.

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  • More About Emerald Ash Borer

    Look here to find information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB). Residents are encouraged to learn about the city's plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and also to make early plans for managing ash trees on private property.

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Garbage & Recycling
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Curbside Placement of Collection Cart

Please place City of Des Moines collection cart at your curb side no later than 7:00 AM on the scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5:00 PM the day before your scheduled collection.

Street Maintenance
Street Paving
Our Priorities

The Department of Public Works conducts programs to maintain city streets, curbs, and medians. In addition, the sidewalk division inspects sidewalks with the objective to provide safe conditions for pedestrians.

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Sewers

The Department of Public Works maintains the City's sanitary and storm sewers, plans for future sewer needs, and manages the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority.