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

House-Side Collection for Hazardous Waste

House-Side Collection

Residents in participating communities can dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) just outside their doors. Clive, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines partner with Metro Waste Authority to provide house-side collection.

Not a resident in these cities? Visit our Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off and learn how you can safely dispose or recycle these types of items. 

Eligibility & Requirements

First determine if you are eligible.

  • Residents in Clive, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines
  • Residents who are eligible for Curb It! recycling
  • Townhome residents with private driveways
  • Waste must be generated from a household (not a business)

Residents living in condos or apartments can use the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off or attend a Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event.

How to Sign Up

$25 per Collection

Sign up on an as-needed basis at your city location (see below). For a $25 per use fee, residents receive:

  • One or two 12-gallon bins (both must be set out for $25 fee)
  • Handling instructions and list of accepted items
  • Large plastic bags for items too large for the bin (available upon request)

City Locations

Communities Monday to Friday Hours Sign Up Location
Clive 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall
1900 NW 114th St., Clive

Johnston 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Hall
6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston
West Des Moines 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public Services
560 South 16th St., West Des Moines
Urbandale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall
3600 - 86th St., Urbandale

Metro Waste Authority Central Office
Residents from these four
communities can sign up
for service at our downtown location.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Metro Waste Authority Central Office
300 E. Locust, Suite 100, Des Moines

Fill Your Bins

  • All containers must be placed upright in the bin.
  • All containers must be labeled. If the original label is missing, place a label on the container noting the contents.
  • Leaking containers or CFLs must be placed in a sealed plastic bag.
  • All items must fit inside the bin with the lid closed.Bin Opened

Schedule Collection

Once you fill your bins, call Metro Waste Authority at 515.333.4434 to schedule collection. Metro Waste collects on the second Friday of each month.

Set-Out Instructions

  • In the Bin – All items must fit inside the bin with the lid securely closed.
  • Larger Items – Place items too large for the bin in the clear Metro Waste Authority plastic bags provided. For example, (e.g. place lawn and garden chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers).  Bag Large Items
  • Set out by 8 a.m. – Place bin(s) at your front door or in front of your garage no later than 8 a.m. Do not set out earlier than the day of pickup.

Accepted & Not Accepted Items

Any items not accepted will be left with the resident for proper disposal. Use the Recycling & Disposal Guide for local options.

NOTE: Latex paint is not accepted. Learn how to safely dispose of in our Recycling Guide.

Accepted Items

Aerosol Cans
Antifreeze
Corrosive Products
Cell Phones

CFLs
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (place in a sealed plastic bag)

Batteries
Lead Acid
Ni-Cad
Lithium
Mercury

Fertilizers & Weed Killers
Herbicides
Insecticides
Pesticides
(Bag large items in supplied plastic bag and close with included tie)

Flammable Liquids
Gasoline
Kerosene
Paint Thinner & Remover

Motor Oil & Oil Filters
(place oil filters inside of a sealed plastic bag to prevent leaking)

Oxidizers
Pool Chemicals
Stump Remover

Paint Related Materials
Roofing Tars
Glues
Other Petroleum-Based Adhesives

Sharps
(place in laundry detergent bottle or sharp container with lid taped shut)

Not Accepted

Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA; throw in trash)
Ammunition & Explosives
Asbestos
Business Waste
Electronic & Computer Waste
Empty Containers
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent Tubes (4-8 foot)
Incandescent Light Bulbs (throw in trash)
Latex Paint
Medications
Non-Hazardous Waste
Propane Tanks
Radioactive Materials
Tires