Spring Yard Waste Free Day Set for April 27
The spring Yard Waste Free Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Chamness Technology, 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.
Those participating in Yard Waste Free Day are asked to enter the site from Southeast Fifth Street and exit onto Lincoln Way. Participants should follow Chamness Technology’s rules for proper yard waste disposal. For additional information or questions, call Chamness Technology at 515.450.0450 and leave a message.
Yard waste is not accepted at the Resource Recovery Plant (RRP).
The RRP receives garbage from Ames and the surrounding communities in Story County for processing. Metals are extracted and sold for recycling. The remainder is shredded by machines, and the burnable portion becomes Refused Derived Fuel (RDF). RDF is piped to the City's power plant and used as a renewable, supplemental fuel to natural gas to generate electricity.