• Clean up a local waterway by forming or joining a team.
    Clean up a local waterway by forming or joining a team.
  • We recycle your old motor oil to heat our Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    We recycle your old motor oil to heat our Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
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    Avoid a Fee by Securing Your Load!
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Location & Hours

The following are three main locations residents can drop-off items for safe, smart recycling and waste disposal. View our Holiday Hours & Closings.

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

1105 Prairie Drive SW
Bondurant, Iowa 50035
(515) 967-5512

More Info & Hours

Metro Park East Landfill

12181 University Avenue NE
Mitchellville, Iowa 50169
(515) 967-2076

More Info & Hours

Metro Recycling Center

2800 Dixon
(International Paper)
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 265-5267

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Seasonal Products That Are NOT Regular Trash

  • Pool chemicals
  • Deck stain
  • Fertilizer 
  • Pesticides
  • Oil and Gasoline

Safe, Smart Disposal 

Dispose of household hazardous waste at the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off or the Northwest Drop-Off.

Recycling Guide

Confused about where to recycle or safely dispose of items? Here are some local options for where they should go.

Recycling Guide

Curbside Options

You can also dispose of items right at your curb through your garbage hauler. Most cities offer a Large-Item Sticker service. Learn how your cities offers this. Keep in mind, all items are landfilled with the exception of appliances.

Compost It! Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection is underway. Don’t let yours get left at the curb. Use proper bags and stickers, and set it at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

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