Yard Waste Accepted
- Grass clippings
- Christmas trees
- Any plant or vegetable waste that was not considered to be food waste
Items Not Accepted
- Land-clearing waste (due to limited area)
- Landscape timbers
- Construction/demolition waste
- Uncut trees
- Animal bedding
- Baled hay/straw
- Litter or other types of garbage
Hours & Fees
The Yard Waste Processing Facility of the BCL is generally open from March 1 through November 30 each year.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Free Yard-Waste Days
“Free Yard-Waste Days” are offered in the spring and fall of each year. During these events, customers from the Landfill’s primary service area can deliver yard waste to the BCL at no charge. For updates on event dates, check our county calendar or Facebook page.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Each year the Boone County Conservation Board, Boone county municipalities, and the Boone County Landfill work together to provide the TreeCycle program for the recycling of Christmas trees. The program runs for two-three weeks each January. For updates on program dates, check our county calendar or Facebook page.
The TreeCycle program accepts only clean Christmas Trees. All ornaments, lights, tinsel, bags and tree stands must be removed.) All Christmas trees collected through the TreeCycle program will be recycled (chipped/mulched) and utilized in county and city parks located in Boone County.
If residents have questions about the TreeCycle program they are encouraged to call the Boone County Landfill at 515-433-0591 between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Yard Waste Disposal Alternative: Yard waste need not ever leave your yard! Some alternatives include mulching grass clippings, chipping brush and leaves, or better yet -- composting yard waste in your own backyard.
By home-composting, you can eliminate the cost of disposal and create a useful soil-like product for use in your garden, flower beds and/or landscaping. Compost can even help with soil erosion and help protect plants through hot/dry and cold/dry conditions! BCL staff can help you if you have questions about home composting. A “Composting for Success” pamphlet is available free of charge. Also available is a more detailed primer entitled, “Organic Waste Composting.”