Notice of Public Meeting for the SE Trailridge Drive and SE Little Beaver Drive Culvert Improments Project (PDF)
New Garbage Service Provider
The City of Grimes is dedicated to enhancing services provided to residents. Beginning in July, our garbage hauler will switch to ASI, out of Ankeny. To provide this service, the city is closely working with Metro Waste Authority.
By working with Metro Waste Authority, residents will be able to call one place for assistance with trash, recycling, and yard waste.
If you have extra bags or boxes of trash, a $1 extra trash sticker will be needed for disposal. Most large household items require a $5 sticker, while appliances require seven $5 stickers. Residents simply need to place the extra trash or large item, with the appropriate stickers, at the curb on their regular collection day. Calling ahead is only required for disposal of TVs larger than 19” or an appliance.
Stickers are sold at many metro retailers and grocery stores and will also be sold at city hall. Stickers can also be purchased on the Metro Waste Authority website, then will be mailed to your home.
For questions, visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com/Grimes or call 515.244.0021.
Citywide Cleanup Update: Citywide cleanup has been re-scheduled to August 27th, 28th and 29th Depending on your part of town. Map and details of Citywide Cleanup (PDF)
- Fireworks shall not be used or exploded by a person who is less than 18 years old, unless under direct supervision of a parent or custodial adult.
- “Direct supervision” means to provide constant guidance and control of an under eighteen year old person who is using or exploding consumer fireworks by maintaining visual and verbal contact with that person at all times.
- Guidance and control means that the parent or guardian must be within 30 feet of the child, and must have them in sight and be able to communicate verbally with the child.
Grimes City Ordinance 41.12 is amended from time to time. To view the ordinance in its entirety go to our Ordinances Page.
Discharge of fireworks is allowed during the hours listed below on a resident’s own private property: July 1-3, 5-8: 9am-10pm
July 4: 9am-11pm
Dec 29-30, Jan 1-3: 9am-10pm
Dec 31: 9am- Jan 1: 12:30am
1st offense: $100
2nd offense: $750
3rd or subsequent offense: $1000
After hours (10:30 PM – 6:00 AM) offenses fine: $750
Questions regarding Grimes Fireworks Rules?Contact: City of Grimes at 515-986-3036 Emergencies please dial 911
Non-Emergencies please dial 515-286-3333
Firworks Safety Video from Johnton Grimes Fire Chief, Jim Clark
Grimes Chamber & Economic Development regretfully announces that Grimes Governors Days (www.GovernorsDays.com), a celebration of community, has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the event, originally scheduled to take place June 11-13, 2020, was made in order to protect the well-being of event volunteers and attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grimes Waste Water Treatment Plant FAQ (PDF)
To view information regarding cancellations of Parks and Recreation programs, visit our Parks and Recreation Alerts, Closings and Canellations page.
Grimes Storehouse: Currently the only food pantry physically located within Grimes. The Grimes Storehouse’s challenge is to not only reduce or eliminate hunger but to also feed people’s hope and sense of purpose in their lives.