• Register for a fall recycling facility tour.
    Register for a fall recycling facility tour.
  • Learn how many stickers you need and where to purchase them.
    Learn how many stickers you need and where to purchase them.
  • Landfill FAQs that may just surprise you.
    Landfill FAQs that may just surprise you.
  • Read about Iowa Recycling Association's Recycling Facility of the Year.
    Read about Iowa Recycling Association's Recycling Facility of the Year.

Adopt A Stream

Join An Existing Team

Click here for a list of teams and upcoming clean-up events.

Adopt Your Own Stream 

Find a stream eligible for adoption and form your own team.

Hazardous Products

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.

Hazardous Products

Safe Disposal & Recycling

Not only can these products poison if not safely stored, they can contaminate the water, air and land if disposed of improperly. Learn how to get rid of these leftover products or attend the next West Side Drop-Off Event.

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.

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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