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Des Moines Offering Free Storm Debris Pickup and Drop-Off Next Week

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  The City of Des Moines is offering free storm debris drop-off and curbside pickup for residents this week.

A severe thunderstorm on Wednesday evening caused widespread damage, primarily on the south side of the city.

The City of Des Moines is now making it easier to get rid of your debris.

Residents whose regular pickup day is Thursday can put out small bundles of tree limbs and brush on their curb without "Compost It" stickers and the city will still collect them for free.  Next Saturday residents can dispose of any yard waste for free if they are willing to haul it themsleves.  The waste needs to be taken to the city's compost center located at 1601 Harriet Street, and can be dropped off on June 2nd and June 9th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on each of those days.