Collection Delay of Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Affects Some Metro Residents

August 11, 2020 – Due to Monday’s storm, Waste Management was not be able to collect trash, recycling, or yard waste on Tuesday, August 11.

Waste Management is the hauler for Metro Waste Authority’s Curb It! recycling, Compost It! yard waste, as well as garbage programs in many communities.

The following communities will experience a collection delay the rest of the week, with Friday's collection occuring on Saturday, August 15:

  • Alleman: Recycling
  • Ankeny: Recycling
  • Altoona: Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste
  • Bondurant: Yard Waste
  • Carlisle: Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste
  • Clive: Yard Waste
  • Elkhart: Recycling
  • Grimes: Yard Waste
  • Johnston: Recycling and Yard Waste
  • Mitchellville: Garbage, Recycling and Yard waste
  • Norwalk: Recycling and Yard Waste
  • Pleasant Hill: Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste
  • Prairie City: Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste
  • Polk City: Yard Waste
  • Runnells: Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste
  • West Des Moines: Yard Waste
  • Windsor Heights: Yard Waste

Waste Management’s collection vehicles run on a special type of fuel, called compressed natural gas (CNG). The fuel is a cleaner energy source, but requires special pumps powered by electricity. Waste Management’s operations in Des Moines were affected by the wide-spread power outages from Monday’s storm.

No other services or haulers were impacted, only the communities listed will experience a collection delay. For more information, please visit, or call 515.244.0021.


Metro Waste Authority provides answers for safe and smart waste disposal and recycling.  Whether it is garbage, recyclables, yard waste, hazardous waste or special waste, we know where it should go and have the resources to help.  Serving Central Iowa, Metro Waste Authority manages Metro Park East Landfill, Metro Park West Landfill, Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Metro Compost Center, and Metro Transfer Station.  We also provide recycling programs such as Curb It! and Compost It! for our member communities.  A government agency, Metro Waste Authority is self-funded through fees charged to those who use the landfill and its other services; we do not receive tax dollars.