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Metro Central Transfer Station

Location | Map

4198 Delaware Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Phone

515.244.0021

Hours

The Metro Central Transfer Station is open to pre-approved customers only and is not open to the public. The public is directed to dispose of their garbage at the Metro Park East Landfill

Sundays and Saturdays Closed
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Hours Closed on major holidays. View Holiday Hours & Closings.

SCRUB Events

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

About the Facility

The Metro Central Transfer Station was established to reduce the number of vehicles traveling to the Metro Park East Landfill. This facility consolidates and transports 75 percent of all residential solid waste and a limited amount of light commercial waste collected within the Polk County area. It also allows residential waste haulers serving Metro Waste Authority's member communities to combine loads and shorten routes -- saving time, fuel and money. This effort also reduces the amount of litter seen along the highway.