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Ankeny Spring Cleanup and Recycling Events

Post Date:05/03/2018 2:18 p.m.

The City of Ankeny is offering several spring cleanup and recycling events for residents.

Appliance & Electronic Recycling Day
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. - Noon
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

Ankeny Spring Cleanup Days
Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, Noon - 4 p.m.
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

Tree and Branch Recycling
Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ankeny Maintenance Facility, 211 SE Lorenz Drive

Appliance & Electronics Recycling Day, May 5
Appliance and Electronics Recycling Day gives Ankeny residents an opportunity to recycle most items free of charge, however a fee is charged for monitors and televisions based on the size of the unit.

Ankeny Cleanup Days, May 19 & 20
Got junk? Get rid of it! Ankeny residents are able to dispose of items that commercial haulers charge for or do not pick up.  Trucks larger than a pickup are prohibited from participating in the disposal of cleanup items. 

Tree & Branch Recycling, May 19, 20, June 23
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 and compost to Ankeny residents and businesses. The mulch and compost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week outside the fence of the Ankeny 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.

More information

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. Visit the Recycling Events page for additional information including a list of what items are not accepted at each of these events.