Recycling, yard waste, and garbage will not be collected on Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. Regular collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. 


Metro Waste Authority makes high-quality Grow Gold Compost® from yard waste in Central Iowa.

You can purchase compost in bulk or in bags at one of our locations, or from a local retailer. 

For locations, prices, and methods of purchasing, visit our "Purchasing" page. 

For benefits of compost, information about our composting process, results of our quality testing, or tips for use and application, visit our "Product Information" page.