Garbage & Recycling
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.
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.
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.