Metro Waste Authority's Compost It! Yard Waste Program at your Curb April 8-November 25, 2020

Compost It! to Dispose of Lawn Clippings, Twigs, and Leaves

Small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, as well as garden vegetation can be collected.

  • Twigs and branches: each bundle requires a green Compost it! sticker and must be smaller than four feet long by eighteen inches in diameter.
  • Leaves and lawn clippings: these should be placed at the curb in Compost It! yard waste bags, or store-brand bags with a green Compost It! sticker. No other bags can be collected.
  • Garden vegetation: if it died on the vine, it can be disposed of through the Compost It! program. However, spoiled fruits and vegetables from the fridge belong in the trash.

For collection, have bagged or stickered yard waste at the curb on your regular collection day. For a complete list of retailers selling Compost It! stickers and bags, visit or call 515.244.0021.

*If you live in a Homeowners Association, please check with the HOA regarding participation.