Yard waste collection through the Compost It! program begins March 30.

  • The Compost It! program makes it easy to recycle yard waste right from your curb.
    The Compost It! program makes it easy to recycle yard waste right from your curb.
  • Avoid a Fee by Securing Your Load!
    Avoid a Fee by Securing Your Load!
  • Attend the next Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event on March 28 in Urbandale.
    Attend the next Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event on March 28 in Urbandale.
  • Almost everyone will need to do it sooner or later.
    Almost everyone will need to do it sooner or later.

2015 Curb It! 
Collection Calendar 
Now Available.

Stay on schedule in the new year with the 2015 Curb It! recycling calendar. Always know when it’s your collection week and take note of holiday collection delays. 

Download & Print
Print a calendar and post for convenience.

View Online
The Online Calendar is always here to let you know if it's a green or black lid week.

Visit Your City Hall
Stop in at your city hall and pick up a magnetic version for your refrigerator.

The Tricky Six

Don't let them sneak
into your cart. 

These six materials are commonly placed in curbside recycling carts. They DON'T belong there, however, many ARE recyclable elsewhere. Use our Recycling Guide to find the safe, smart 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.

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.

Yard Waste Collection: Two Convenient Options

With either the Bag & Sticker program or the Premium Cart service, it is as easy as collecting the yard waste and taking it to your curb for pick-up.

Yard waste collection season starts March 30. >> Learn More

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