Curbside collection is delayed one day this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. For all facility holiday hours and closings, click here.

  • MWA has provided nearly $1 million for environmental projects in our service area.
    MWA has provided nearly $1 million for environmental projects in our service area.
  • Learn if your city offers a Spring Cleanup or Tire Drop-Off Event.
    Learn if your city offers a Spring Cleanup or Tire Drop-Off Event.
  • Nervous about your first trip to Metro Park East? Common questions answered here!
    Nervous about your first trip to Metro Park East? Common questions answered here!
  • Find solutions for extra recyclables or large items that won't fit in your cart.
    Find solutions for extra recyclables or large items that won't fit in your cart.

  

Keep recyclables loose
in your Curb It! cart.

Toss recyclables in your cart free from plastic bags! If you bag them, they end up in the trash. Remember, plastic bags, of any kind, ARE NOT recyclable in your curbside cart.

Don't Bag Your Recyclables!

When recycling facility employees spot a plastic bag – even if it’s full of recyclables – it is pulled from the line and sent on to the landfill to protect the sorting facility equipment.

Spread the Word!

Metro Waste Authority is offering a unique field trip opportunity to summer daycare camps. Kids from the daycare camps are invited to tour Metro Park East Landfill where they can watch garbage trucks, bulldozers and compactors do their thing at the face of a working landfill (from a safe distance, of course). 

Swap Shop

For More Information:

Learn about the design of a modern landfill, about all the items we recycle there - tires, metal, appliances, and more! The best part... it is free of charge. Tell your child's daycare camp director today! Contact Metro Waste Authority Education Specialist Mary Gillaspey via email or phone at 515.323.6505.

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events

Hazardous products are used in day-to-day life. Just look for labels with the words toxic, corrosive, reactive, flammable? Or better yet: Keep out of reach of children.

Safe Disposal & Recycling

Metro Waste Authority offers drive through Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events for convenient and safe disposal options.

Learn about the year-round options

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

1817 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 265-5267

View Hours & Other Locations

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.

Large & Extra Item Sticker Program for Garbage

Whether you are spring cleaning or making room for a new sofa, sometimes the items you need to get rid of just don't fit in your garbage cart. Many communities offer the Large & Extra Item Sticker Program.

What Stickers do I buy and how many?? >> Learn More

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