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    Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    I have some tree limbs on a dump trailer that I want to get rid of somewhere near our place in West Des Moines, but I understand MWA doesn't allow the public to drop off yard waste or tree limbs at their Compost Center at SE 15th & Harriet in Des Moines.

    Is there anywhere else that accepts tree branches even in any of the small towns around Des Moines? I have a trailer full of them and I really don't want to spend a bunch of time cutting them all up into small enough pieces for MWA to accept them for pick-up.

    We have lived in other towns where the city had a compost pile that they would allow the public to drops leaves and limbs off at, I am looking for something similar around Des Moines.

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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    You could cut them up and throw them up with the trash one piece at a time. I had an uncle that did this while building a car. He worked at a car factory and he would take home one piece of the car with him each day. Eventually he had the entire car. Problem was, this took several years so the parts were of various model years. It looked goofy, but the real trouble was when he went to title it. They had to register it as a 66, 67 68 69 70 ect.

    They even wrote a song about it. He was the hero of the town.



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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    Neighbor's yard?



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    Re:Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    Drag them to a park that's what I do



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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    You could cut them up and throw them up with the trash one piece at a time. I had an uncle that did this while building a car. He worked at a car factory and he would take home one piece of the car with him each day. Eventually he had the entire car. Problem was, this took several years so the parts were of various model years. It looked goofy, but the real trouble was when he went to title it. They had to register it as a 66, 67 68 69 70 ect.

    They even wrote a song about it. He was the hero of the town.
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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    go drop them into a river after dark from the bridge. a timber, etc.


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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    The city of Des Moines has Scrub Days once a month. You can drop of brush at the listed site. http://www.dmneighbors.org/for_your_information0.aspx



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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    You can take them directly out to the MWA facilities:

    Metro Waste Authority : Facilities

    $26/ton



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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    The cover of night time darkness is your friend.


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    Re: Tree limbs - place to dump in Des Moines area

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertsFranklin View Post
    The city of Des Moines has Scrub Days once a month. You can drop of brush at the listed site. http://www.dmneighbors.org/for_your_information0.aspx
    That is what I was looking for. Thank you!

    I do also appreciate some of the other suggestions as well. While the idea of pulling a late night recon/tree limb deposit sounds like fun and would probably get the old teenage 2 a.m. school grounds-bottle rocket war juices flowing, I am getting too old for the hijinks.



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