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Press Release | January 24, 2012

Extra Garbage and Recycling Collection in Des Moines

Residents Should Put Extras Out Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

SEATTLE, WA – (January 24, 2012) – On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, CleanScapes will be collecting the residential garbage and recycling that was not collected because of last week’s winter weather. 

Garbage Service

If your collection day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, you may set out twice your regular amount of garbage at no additional charge.

Recycling Service

If your recycling service was missed last week, it will be collected this week, regardless of whether this is your regularly scheduled recycling week.  Please place your cart out on your collection day, and CleanScapes will collect your recycling. .

Yard Debris and Food Waste Service

Yard debris will be collected on the regular collection schedule. Residential customers may set out all correctly prepared yard debris generated by the recent storm on their next two regularly scheduled collection days. It will be collected at no additional charge.  Extra yard debris should be placed in large paper bags or garbage cans labeled “Yard Debris”. Bundles of branches should be no bigger than 2 feet by 2 feet by 4 feet (2’x2’x4’) and should be tied together with compostable string or twine. Branches or tree trunks larger than 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length cannot be collected.

Customers may also take yard debris generated by the storm to one of four King County collection events on designated days – free disposal will be available for King County residents on Jan. 28-29, and again on Feb. 4-5 at four locations:


Read more about the events here.

inclement weather  des moines 

Des Moines Special Collection Press Release 1.24.2012


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