Curbside collection is NOT delayed due to President's Day, February 15. All MWA facilities are open regular business hours.

  • Metro Northwest Transfer Station accepted the first load of trash on January 20!
    Metro Northwest Transfer Station accepted the first load of trash on January 20!
  • The Recycling Guide will help YOU Know Where It Should Go!
    The Recycling Guide will help YOU Know Where It Should Go!
  • Find out why plastic bags are NOT accepted in your Curb It! cart.
    Find out why plastic bags are NOT accepted in your Curb It! cart.
  • Receive collection information, news alerts, handy
    Receive collection information, news alerts, handy "green" tips & more via e-mail.

2016 Curb It! Collection Calendar Now Available

Stay on schedule in the new year with the 2016 Curb It! recycling calendar. Always know when it’s your collection week and take note of holiday collection delays. 

Download & Print a Calendar 

View the Online Calendar

Pick up a Calendar Magnet 
Available at your City Hall.

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.

Large and Extra Trash Sticker Program

Ever have more trash than your garbage cart will hold. The Large Item & Extra Trash Sticker Program is the answer. 

Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.