All City of Ankeny buildings are closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business with the City via phone, email or this website. Find contact information now.

These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at

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    Tree and Branch Recycling

    City of Ankeny Tree and Branch Recycling will be held at the City Maintenance Facility located at 211 SE Lorenz Dr. The City Maintenance Facility is located across the street from the entrance into Des Moines Area Community College on South Ankeny Blvd. Participation is restricted to Ankeny residents living within the corporate city limits. There is no fee, however participants will be asked for proof of residency. 

    Trees and branches must have a trunk size no larger than 8" in diameter. Larger sizes will not be accepted because of their inability to be recycled through the chipper. Branches less than one (1) inch in diameter, twigs, tree roots, stumps and other yard waste will not be accepted because they will clog and jam the chipping machine. Residents are asked to have the cut end of their branches stacked at the end of their vehicles for easy removal. 

    Residents should insure that their vehicle or trailer is clear of items before loading with branches. Items such as ropes, chains, and fence posts have been pulled into the chipper by branches causing damage to equipment and injury to City staff.

    Commercial vehicles and trucks larger than a pickup are prohibited from participating in this recycling program. 

    Visit the Recycling Events page for more information or call Public Works Operations at 515-963-3525 with questions.

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