Public Works Office

2018 Flood Debris Removal Assistance

Unincorporated Polk County.  What to do with Storm or Flood Debris?

The recent severe weather may generate household and yard flood debris.  Your options for disposing of flood related debris include curbside collection by your residential service provider or taking them to an established drop-off site. Instructions will be shared through local media and online.

For more information you may also call (515) 286-3705.


Operation Clean Sweep will be back to select neighborhoods in un-incorporated Polk County.  This year the program will be completed from July 9 to July 26, 2018. Clean sweep neighborhood maps and scheduled dates and times can be checked at: /publicworks/news/clean-sweep-maps/


Polk County Flood Debris Drop-off Site:

5885 NE 14th Street, Des Moines    Map

Household and yard debris

Household and yard debris will be collected at a temporary location for unincorporated Polk County residents at 5885 NE 14th Street, Des Moines start on Monday, July 9th and ending July 27th, 2018.  Business hours will be 7am-6pm Monday thru Friday and 8am-12pm Saturday.

  1. Residents without collection service can take debris to the drop-off site at 5885 NE 14th Street.
  2. Follow the signs located at the second south entrance. 
  3. You must present a photo id demonstrating residence within unincorporated Polk County to drop off debris.
  4. Household and yard debris will be collected. 
  5. Items that will not be collected:
  • Oils
  • Drugs
  • Paints
  • Batteries
  • Shingles
  • Poisons
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Railroad ties
  • Medical waste
  • Propane gas tanks
  • Explosive materials
  • Construction Debris
  • Items containing asphalt
  • Vehicles/major auto parts
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Any other toxic or hazardous substances


Contact Metro Waste for your Hazardous Waste drop off options.

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off


1105 Prairie Drive SE
  Bondurant, Iowa  50035






Located a half-mile north of I-80   on IA HWY 65 N. In Bondurant, Iowa

Contact Us

Director: Robert Rice

5885 NE 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM M - F

Phone: 515.286.3705
FAX 515.286.3437
Email Public Works