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Ankeny Spring Cleanup and Recycling Events

Post Date:04/18/2017 11:25 AM

The City of Ankeny is offering several spring cleanup and recycling events for residents residing within the city limits during the months of May and June. The events include:

Appliance & Electronic Recycling Day
Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m. - Noon
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

Ankeny Spring Cleanup Days
Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, Noon - 4 p.m.
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

Tree and Branch Recycling
Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ankeny Maintenance Facility, 211 SE Lorenz Drive

Appliance & Electronics Recycling Day, May 6
Appliance and Electronics Recycling Day gives Ankeny residents the opportunity to recycle most items free of charge, however a fee is charged for monitors and televisions based on the size of the unit. Find more information about what items are accepted and any fees at http://www.ankenyiowa.gov/how-do-i/dispose-of/electronics.

Ankeny Cleanup Days, May 20, 21
Got junk? Get rid of it! Ankeny residents are able to dispose of large unwanted items free of charge. Visit http://www.ankenyiowa.gov/how-do-i/dispose-of/large-unwanted-items for more information about what materials are not accepted. Trucks larger than a pickup are prohibited from participating in the disposal of cleanup debris.

Tree & Branch Recycling, May 20, 21, June 24
Trees and branches that have a trunk size no larger than 8” in diameter and no smaller than 1” in diameter will be accepted. Twigs, tree roots, stumps and yard waste will not be accepted. Residents are asked to have the cut end of their branches stacked at the end of their vehicles for easy removal. Commercial vehicles and trucks larger than a pickup are prohibited from participating in this program.

Free mulch and compost
The City of Ankeny offers free mulch to Ankeny residents and businesses. New this year, the City is also offering compost. The mulch and compost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week outside the fence of the City Maintenance Facility. The compost is made from the wood chips and leaves the City collects during leaf collection days in the fall. The mulch comes from wood and yard clippings that are dropped off and chipped during the City’s tree and branch recycling events. The mulch is rough and has not been dyed; however, it is still effective at retaining moisture and preventing weeds around trees and plantings.