City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Yard Waste

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Yard waste is not accepted at the Resource Recovery Plant; these items must be disposed of properly at a yard waste-type business. 


Businesses in Ames currently accepting yard waste are:


400 Freel Drive, Ames


April 15 - October 14, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12 noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon

October 15 - December 15, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12 noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Steenhoek Environmental

3892 N 500th Ave., Ames                         


Everyday from dawn to dusk