Please do not blow or rake leaves into the street. City ordinance 135.03 states it is an offense to deposit leaves, sticks, snow, ice, or grass clipping upon any street. Leaves can get into the stormwater drain, clog pipes and result in street flooding.
The Ames Resource Recovery Plant offers free yard waste days. Residents can take their yard waste to the plant during the following dates:
Saturday, Oct 21 – (leaves only)
Saturday, Nov 4 – (leaves only)
Saturday, Nov 18 – (leaves and brush)
Saturday, Dec 2 – (leaves only)
The Yard Waste Free Day site is located in Ames at 400 Freel Drive. Those participating in Yard Waste Free Day are asked to enter the site from Southeast Fifth Street and exit onto Lincoln Way.