Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection WILL NOT be delayed for the President's Day holiday. MWA facilities open regular hours.

Metro Compost Center

About the Facility

Metro Compost Center no longer accepts yard waste for disposal. The facility will remain open to sell Turf Gold to commercial companies and organizations. The facility is not open to residential customers. Commercial and residential customers can dispose of yard waste at Metro Park East and Metro Park West Landfills. 

1601 Harriet St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317



Metro Compost Center is open to commercial companies and organizations to purchase Turf Gold compost. Cash, credit card and checks are accepted for payment.

The facility is not open to residential customers. See below for retail locations.

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..


Holiday Hours
Closed on major holidays. View Holiday Hours & Closings.

Purchasing Compost See Retail & Wholesale pages.

SCRUB Events

This facility hosts Des Moines SCRUB events. Learn more at the City of Des Moines website or call 515.283.4950.