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  • 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.
  • Learn where to purchase bags and stickers, what's accepted and more.
    Learn where to purchase bags and stickers, what's accepted and more.

Community Cleanups
& Tire Drop-Offs

Is that ugly, worn-out couch from the '90s still taking up space in your basement? You're in luck! Many communities host spring cleanup days and tire drop-off events for their residents. 

View 2016 Schedule 

Year-Round Options

Large & Extra Item Sticker program: Dispose of items right at your curb on your regular garbage day.

Metro Park East or Metro Park West:
Take items directly to the landfill.

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.

Light Bulbs to Recycle or TrashConfused About Light Bulbs?

We found the guide to help you make the right purchase for your home, as well as the recycling and disposal options for each type. 

Use this cheat sheet to translate the incandescent "watts" to lumens, so you get the right brightness.

Some light bulbs contain hazardous materials, so learn how to safely dispose or recycle them.

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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