Waste & Recycling

Trash/Recycling Pickup
Trash/recycling pick up is every other week. View the Collection Schedule as to which color tote will be picked up each week. Trash/recycling will be picked up 1 day later than your usual pickup day on the following holidays:
  • News Years
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
Magnets with each years schedule are available at the front desk of City Hall.

Recycling is Mandatory
Recycling is mandatory for all residential and commercial customers please contact city Hall at 712-546-7018 if you have not received a blue recycle tote. Residents should notice a decrease in household trash as recycling increases. Do not place regular household trash in blue recycling totes!

Additional residential trash and recycling may be picked up for an additional fee of $7 by contacting van’s sanitation. The fee will be included on your monthly city billing statement.

Twig, Branch, & Grass Policy
The twig, branch, and grass drop-off site behind the Riverview Ball Complex is open Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. after November 1st) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through November (weather permitting). The site will be monitored by staff.

There will be no curbside pick-up of twigs and branches by the City. Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass, or leaves it will not be accepted. No tree stumps are allowed. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed. The city will conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed.

Twigs, branches, and grass will also be accepted at the Plymouth County Landfill during normal operating hours.

Christmas Tree Drop-Off
The City of Le Mars Public Works Department does not pick up live Christmas trees curbside. However, beginning December 31 through January 10 they may be dropped off at the Public Works Department at 800 18th Street SW. Remove all lights, plastic covers, tinsel, stands, and garland.