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  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

    In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, the Ames Police Department is reminding the community that a prescription drug drop-off box is available in its 24-hour public lobby. The Ames Police Department is located in City Hall, 515 Clark Ave., but has a separate entrance on Sixth Street. The drug drop-off box provides a safe, easy way to dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired medications.

  • Spring Yard Waste Free Day Set for May 13

    The spring Yard Waste Free Day will be held on Saturday, May 13, at Chamness Technology, which has a new site at 400 Freel Drive in east Ames. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents will be able to get rid of yard waste, including brush, at no charge during this event.

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting Planned

    In recognition of Arbor Day and the value trees bring to the community, the Ames Parks and Recreation Department has planned a collaborative tree planting ceremony with Ames Trees Forever. The public is welcome to attend the planting of four trees at Parkview Park, 1730 Buchanan Drive, at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28. Participants should gather near the playground.