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Metro Waste Authority Opens Northwest Facility for Residential Trash Drop-Off

Beginning Saturday, May 2, Metro Waste Authority will open its Metro Northwest Transfer Station, in Grimes, for residential trash drop-off. Read Article

Some Spring Clean-Up Postponed Due to COVID-19

Communities postponed include Altoona, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Runnells, Urbandale, and West Des Moines.  Read Article

Metro Waste Authority Closes Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Expanding Houseside Collection

Due to current public health recommendations, Metro Waste Authority is suspending hazardous waste drop-off in Bondurant and Grimes.  Read Article

Metro Waste Authority Accepts Prestigious Pro Patria Award

The Pro Patria Award is awarded annually to one small, one large, and one public sector employer in the state. According to the ESGR, the Pro Patria Award is presented to recipients who demonstrated support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices. Read Article

Metro Waste Authority Helping Safely Dispose of Hazardous Materials

Knowing what’s hazardous in your home is important. Metro Waste Authority wants residents to know where it should go when it’s time to get rid of it. "Many people don't realize they have hazardous waste in their homes," Metro Waste Authority Executive Director Michael McCoy stated. "When this type of waste ends up in the trash or down the drain, it can cause harm to people, pets, and the environment." Read Article

2018-19 Financial Audit for Metro Waste Authority

Metro Waste Authority received an unmodified opinion on its 2018-2019 financial statements. Denman & Company, LLP performed the audit. The financial statements reported Metro Waste Authority’s operating revenues totaled $37.7 million for the year ending June 30, 2019. This is a .3% increase from 2017-2018. Read Article

Hear from MWA Regarding the Iowa Auditor of State Report

We can confirm the Iowa Auditor of State recently completed its investigation into a case of suspected fraud at Metro Waste Authority (MWA) and validated the findings of financial irregularities originally discovered by MWA Executive Director Michael McCoy. Read Article

Yard Waste Season Ends November 30

Nov. 4, 2019 – The Compost It! program picks up yard waste throughout the Metro. Curbside collection will end November 30th for the season. The program accepts small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, as well as any garden vegetation. Just avoid dirt, mulch, rocks, and food. Read Article

Free Gas Can Exchange in Grimes

Des Moines, IA (June 3, 2019) –  Christopher Allsup was a vibrant young boy whose life was taken too soon due to a plastic gasoline can that exploded. He suffered burns over 90% of his body and eventually died from his injuries. In his memory, his family has partnered with Safe Kids Greater Des Moines, Blank Children’s Hospital, and Metro Waste Authority; to exchange residents’ gas containers for safety cans. Read Article

Metro Waste Authority Collects More Than 6,000 Pounds of Plastic Bags in 2019 Campaign

Des Moines, IA (May 1, 2019) –They say children are the future, and the 2019 Plastic Bag Swap certainly proved that. Metro Waste Authority was pleasantly inundated with 6,576 pounds of plastic bags during their annual campaign for Earth Month in April. Read Article