Posted on April 02, 2021

April 2, 2021 – Residents with piles of leaves kicked up by recent winds will be happy to learn curbside collection of yard waste through the Compost It! program resumes April 5. The program accepts small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, as well as any garden vegetation. Just avoid dirt, mulch, rocks, and food.

Residents can use the program two easy ways:  

Bags & Stickers: Purchase Compost It! bags, which cover the cost of collection (no sticker required), or purchase green Compost It! stickers to adhere to store-brand bags. Compost It! stickers are also required for each brush bundle. Bags and stickers are sold at many local grocery, home improvement, and convenience stores. A complete list of retailers is available at

Cart service: Enroll in the Compost It! cart service and receive a 96-gallon cart on wheels to conveniently transport yard and garden waste to the curb. First-time participants must enroll with their city hall or public works to purchase a container, and pay $105 for the annual sticker fee. Online service renewal is available at or through the participant’s city hall.

For more information, visit, or call Metro Waste Authority at 515.244.0021.


About Metro Waste Authority

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.