Trash/recycling pick up is every other week. View below as to which color tote will be picked up each week. 2024 Collection Calendar Trash/recycling will be picked up 1 day later than your usual pickup day on the following holidays:
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 $10 by contacting Van’s Sanitation. The fee will be included on your monthly City billing statement. Recycling Bins for excess cardboard and recycling are located in the parking lot behind Fire Station #1 on 1st Avenue SW.
Twig, Branch, & Grass Policy
The twig, branch, grass drop-off site is located behind the Riverview Ball Complex off Highway 3 West. The site will be monitored by staff.
Open April 1st through November 30th (weather permitting) Saturdays - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (1:00 -5:00 PM after Nov. 1st)
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 Disposal
The City of Le Mars Public Works Department does not pick up live Christmas trees curbside. However, beginning December 29th through January 14th trees may be dropped off at the City's Twig, Branch and Grass Site located behind the River View Ball Complex off Highway 3 West. The site will be open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Remove all lights, plastic covers, tinsel, stands, and garland.
Waste Hauling & Disposal
1553 18th Street SW
Le Mars, IA 51031 Email
Angie Kneip - Billing
40 Central Avenue SE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency (Landfill)
34898 150th Street
Le Mars, IA 51031