Winter Weather Information

The City of Waukee works diligently to keep residents safe and informed during winter weather storms. Please review these polices as well as a current map of Emergency Snow Routes (PDF) that was established to provide residents with main travel routes throughout winter weather storms.


Property owners must remove any accumulated snow and ice from the sidewalk within 24 hours after it has stopped snowing (Waukee Municipal Code §218). Do not move snow onto neighboring properties or into public streets. Property owners found to be in violation of this ordinance shall be subject to assessments or fines.

The Waukee Fire Department also asks that property owners move snow from around fire hydrants. Snow around hydrants makes them difficult to locate in an emergency.

Garbage and Recycling Pick-Up

The City will make every attempt to inform residents about weather-related changes in garbage and recycling pick-up schedules via and the City of Waukee Facebook page. If you have questions about your regularly scheduled pick-up, please call Utility Billing at 515-978-5502.

Where to Find Emergency Information

Emergency and weather-related information can be found on city website and local television and radio stations. In addition, the City posts parking ban information and other advisories on City of Waukee social media pages

Snow Emergency Alerts through Nixle

The Nixle program enables the City to instantly connect with residents via text message and e-mail to relay important, neighborhood-level information, such as snow ordinance declarations and winter weather issues. You can register online. If you have any questions on the Nixle program, email