Where It Goes Once It Leaves Your Curb
Once trash is collected from your curb or emptied from your wastebasket at work, you probably don't give it another thought. But Metro Waste Authority knows where nearly 2,000 tons of trash ends up every day – roughly 18 percent of the state's annual waste. Metro Park East Landfill, in eastern Polk County, is a state-of-the-art landfill.
We schedule landfill tours in the spring and fall that last approximately 90 minutes (including drive time). Tour dates are typically posted in the spring. Sign up for our Weekly Emails, or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter where we post tour dates.