Yard Waste

Yard waste collection for City of Waukee garbage customers begins the first Monday in April and continues until the last Monday in November. If there is a holiday on a Monday, yard waste will be collected the following Tuesday unless otherwise noted on the website. Open burning is not allowed within the city limits of Waukee. 

Yard waste is vegetation including materials such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden waste. Materials must be put into biodegradable bags or reusable containers with a 40-pound maximum weight and set at the curb. If placed in a reusable container, it is recommended that the container be clearly marked "YARD WASTE" and used for that purpose only.

Sticks, Brush, & Branches

Sticks, brush and branches must be cut into four-foot lengths and bundled (with string or twine) with a 40-pound maximum weight per bundle. If the sticks will fit into a small reusable container they will not need to be bundled. Please do not use your ASI garbage or recycling containers for yard waste.


Place the approved items at the curb for collection. Items can be set out the night before, or before 7 a.m. the day of collection. Please contact ASI at 515-964-5229 with any questions.

Christmas Trees

Christmas tree pick up for 2024 will be Tuesday, January 2 and Monday, January 8. 
Twice each winter - typically the first and second Mondays in January - ASI picks up real Christmas trees from the curbs of City of Waukee/ASI garbage customers' households. Remove all items from the trees, including ornaments, lights and tinsel. Do not place your tree in a bag. Trees should be on the curb prior to 7 a.m. on those dates. This is a great time to get rid of leftover fall yard waste as well.

Yard Waste Bag