• Please Take The Survey

    To assess the impact of tree losses in our community, we invite private property owners to fill out an easy 3-step survey to help us know what our urban canopy will look like in the next 3-10 years. Please take 20 seconds to fill out the survey here…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emerald Ash Borer Information

    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.

Sewers
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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.