Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection WILL NOT be delayed for the Fourth of July holiday. All MWA facilities will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

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    MWA has provided nearly $1 million for environmental projects in our service area.
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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

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

View Hours & Other Locations

Yard Waste

yard waste recycling

At the Curb

Most cities offer curbside collection through Compost It! Residents have two convenient options for recycling yard waste at the curb: Bags and stickers or cart service.

At the Landfill

Residents can drop off yard waste and tree debris at Metro Park East and Metro Park West landfills, where it is composted.

Buy Compost

Yard waste is recycled and sold back to residents as compost - great for your plants, yard and garden. Learn where it's sold locally.

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.

Curb It! Tips

How you place your cart at the curb can prevent collection. Learn key placement tips to ensure yours is collected.

Recycling Rules

Uncertain about what to throw in your cart? Wonder if it needs rinsed? And can the label stay on? We've got the answers.

Ensure Your Biweekly Collection

Our Calendar tells you which week it is and if there is a delay in collection. Or download one to print off.

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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