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SCRUB Events
SCRUB
What is SCRUB?

SCRUB stands for SPRING CLEANUP to REDUCE URBAN BLIGHT.  It is the city's mission to enhance the City’s neighborhoods by allowing residents an opportunity to remove yard waste and debris from homes and yards to reduce the blighted areas with the City.

 

What kind of SCRUB events does the City of Des Moines sponsor?
  • Mega SCRUB:   A SCRUB Event that is hosted by select neighborhoods within their section of the City.  Any Des Moines Resident may participate. 
  • Transfer Station SCRUB:  An alternate drop off location used for SCRUB events. The Metro Waste Transfer Station is located at 4198 Delaware Ave.  SCRUB days and hours are posted on the SCRUB Calendar. 
  • Compost Site SCRUB:   A drop off site designated for yard and tree debris during SCRUB events.  The Metro Waste Compost Site is located at 1601 Harriett Street.  SCRUB days and hours are posted on the SCRUB Calendar.

 Hunger knows no 'season'
 Hunger happens 365 days of the year!
PLEASE join us in our fight to help end hunger.

The City of Des Moines, Department of Public Works
will be hosting a food drive at
each of our SCRUB Events.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items.  All items will be delivered to the DMARC Move the Food Program, to be distributed to various sites throughout the city. 
 

SCRUB Event Reminders  Free Drop off - Delays Possible
  • Proof of Residency Required - Bring a photo id or current utility bill.
  • Before each event please review the SCRUB Guidelines, Transfer Station Guidelines, or Compost Site Guidelines.
  • SCRUB's now offer Household Hazardous Waste Disposal.  See list of items. (MEGA SCRUB sites only)
  • SCRUB'S are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.

 

Printable Forms

 

SCRUB CALENDAR
DateTime & LocationsSCRUB Neighborhoods
03/19/2016
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
04/16/2016
7 AM - 1 PM MEGA SCRUB - Hoover High, 4800 Aurora Parking Lot
*Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shredding located in Northwest Pool Parking lot.  Enter off of 50th St
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Carpenter, Drake, Drake Park, Ingersoll Park, Meredith, Merle Hay, North of Grand, Waveland Woods, Waveland Park, Waterbury, Woodland Heights, Sherman Hill,
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
05/21/2016
7 AM - 1 PM MEGA SCRUB - Polk County River Place - 2309 Euclid Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Beaverdale, Chautauqua Park, Cheatom Park, Highland Park, King Irving, Lower Beaver, Mondamin Presidential, Oak Park, Prospect Park, River Bend, Union Park.
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**

06/18/2016
7 AM - 1 PM MEGA SCRUB -Capitol Complex, Lot #3 west of E 14th St., south of Court Ave.
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Accent, Brook Run, Capitol East, Capitol Park, Douglas Acres, Historic East Village, Fairground, Fairmont Park, Gray's Woods, MLK Jr. Park, Sheridan Gardens, Valley High Manor
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
07/16/2016
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
08/20/2016
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Somerset, South Park, Fort Des Moines, Hillsboro, Magnolia Park, Easter Lake Area, Ewing Woods-Evergreen, River Woods, Pioneer Park, Watrous South
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**

09/17/2016
7 AM - 1 PM MEGA SCRUB - Bell Avenue Business Park, 1901 Bell Ave.
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Downtown DSM, Gray's Lake, Greenwood Historic, Linden Heights, Salisbury Oaks, Southwestern Hills, Westwood, Indianola Hills, McKinley Columbus
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
10/15/2016
7 AM - 1 PM MEGA SCRUB -Southridge Mall, 1111 E. Army Post Rd.
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Somerset, South Park, Fort Des Moines, Hillsboro, Magnolia Park, Easter Lake Area, Ewing Woods-Evergreen, River Woods, Pioneer Park, Watrous South
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**
11/19/2016
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave
7 AM - 2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
**SCRUB events are free to the citizens of Des Moines, therefore you may experience longer wait times based on participation.**