Yard Waste Disposal

The City of Johnston participates in the Compost It! program for yard waste disposal through the Metro Waste Authority. Yard waste is only collected in Compost It! bags or brown paper lawn bags with a Compost It! sticker attached, by 6:00 a.m. on collection day. Tree debris must be bundled with a Compost it! sticker attached. Bags and stickers can be purchased at Johnston City Hall and locations around the metro. For residents who have a large amount of yard waste on a regular basis, the Compost It! Premium Services program is available for an additional annual fee. Please contact the Utility Services Department at 515.727.7772.

Yard waste is collected weekly on your regular garbage collection day during the months of April through November. A January collection is available for Christmas trees. 

For a complete list of what can be placed in the Compost It! bags and cart, click here (PDF).

For missed collection, call Metro Waste Authority at 515.244.7336.
Yard Waste