Brush Facility

Open

Thursdays

Noon - 7:00 pm

Saturdays

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sundays

Noon - 4:00 pm


The facility is located at the intersection of West Iowa Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard.

  • Yard-waste and brush only
  • Identification for proof of address required beginning Thursday, August 27, 2020
  • Electronics, hazardous waste and any non-landscape waste will NOT be accepted at this time

This map shows the plan of organization to keep staff and citizens safe while also serving the community needs for the brush facility services.

Brush Facility


Frequently Asked Questions:


Q. Is the brush facility open?

A:  Starting from May 14, 2020, the operating hours for the brush facility are listed below.  The current plan is to keep the brush facility open till November 22, 2020.

  • Thursdays from Noon to 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sundays from Noon to 4:00 PM

Please note that the brush facility currently has a limited operation to only accept yard waste and brush.  At this time, hazardous and electronic waste will not be accepted.

Q:  Will there be a charge for yard waste and brush?

A:  Starting from May 14, 2020, the council adopted rates for the available drop-off services at the brush facility are listed below.  


Leaves / Grass

Trees / Shrubs

Bag / Bundle$ 2.00$ 5.00
Pickup$ 20.00$ 20.00
Trailer$ 25.00 $ 25.00
Small Truck$ 30.00$ 30.00
Large Truck$ 50.00$ 50.00

Please note that the brush facility currently has a limited operation to only accept yard waste and brush.  At this time, hazardous and electronic waste will not be accepted.

Q:  Can I drop off my television or other small electronics?

A:  Electronics and other non-landscape waste will NOT be accepted at this time.  In an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the electronics and other non-landscape waste are currently not being handled by city staff. 

Q:  Are you accepting household hazardous waste or oil-based paints? 

A:  Hazardous waste, oil-based paints, and other non-landscape waste will NOT be accepted at this time.  In an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the electronics and other non-landscape waste are currently not being handled by city staff.  Also, the privately operated hazardous waste drop-off facilities are currently not accepting any hazardous waste. Therefore, hazardous waste and other non-landscape waste are not being accepted at this time.

Q:  Can I drop off household appliances or other related items for spring cleanup? 

A:  Household appliances and other non-landscape waste will NOT be accepted at this time.  In an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the electronics and other non-landscape waste are currently not being handled by city staff.  

Q:  How will I know where to unload my leaves or brush?

A:  The city of Indianola has added extra signage to lead you to the appropriate drop-off zones. Please follow the directions from the attendant and look for appropriate signs directing you to the drop-off zones for the yard-waste and brush. There will be city staff on duty for any questions. Please follow the physical distancing procedures of the COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others. 

Q:  Is there a limit to the number of loads of brush and yard waste I can bring in?

A:  There is currently no limit to the number of loads a resident can bring into the Brush Facility. However, please keep in mind due to social distancing restrictions, there will be separate lanes for the unloading of yard waste, so there may be a wait time.  We are requesting for your patience if there is any delay during this process. 

Q: Do I need to cut the trees into specific sizes (or) Is there any size restrictions of the tree before they are dropped at the brush facility?

A:  There is no requirement to cut the tree and there are no restrictions on the size of the tree before you bring it to the brush facility. 

Q: Will mulch be available in the brush facility?

A:  Yes, there will be one lane available for the self-loading of mulch at no cost.  During the second Saturday of every month, the city of Indianola will also include a service to provide a frontend loader with an operator who can load mulch on your equipment.

Q: Will there be any social distancing in the brush facility?

A:  Due to physical distancing regulations the city of Indianola is requesting residents to patiently wait for their turn to unload. The drop-off zones may have separate lanes for the unloading of waste, so there may be a wait time.  We are requesting for your patience, because there may be delay during this process of reducing the number of customers allowed in the brush facility.  We also remind people to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others. The city of Indianola would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Q: Do you have separate hours for seniors and other vulnerable customers during the coronavirus crisis?

A:  The City recommends that seniors and other vulnerable customers access the brush facility on Thursdays from Noon to 4 PM, as we have generally received fewer customers in the brush facility during these hours.

Q. Can I bring children and pets to the brush facility?

A:  Although children under the age of 14 and pets are allowed inside the facility, they must remain inside your vehicle as an abundance of caution related to COVID-19 pandemic.