Curb It! for Business

Des Moines BusinessesMetro Waste Authority's residential program, Curb It!, is available to select businesses located on residential routes. Through Curb It! for Business, eligible businesses purchase a 96-gallon cart for $90 and annually subscribe for $40 a year for collection. 

HOW IT WORKS: Recyclables are collected every other week and businesses located in the suburbs are responsible for wheeling carts to the curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.

Determine if Your Location Qualifies

  1. Complete a curbside collection eligibility form (below)
    Not all business will qualify for this recycling program. To find out if your business is eligible to have recycling collected, you must complete and submit the eligibility form below.
DES MOINES BUSINESSES: If your business is located within Des Moines city limits, contact the Des Moines Public Works at 515.283.4950 to determine your eligibility. If your office has a Des Moines address but is located in unincorporated Polk County, please fill out the form to see if your business is eligible.
  1. Await a response from Metro Waste Authority
    You will receive a response from us on your eligibility in the order in which requests were received. It may take a few days as we work with the contracted hauler to determine your eligibility.
  2. Purchase Curb It! carts
    If your business qualifies, you'll receive and email notification with a link to sign up and purchase up to five carts at $90/per cart.
  3. Collect it and Curb It!
    Recyclables will be collected every other week on the regular residential collection day. You are responsible for placing your carts on the curb for collection. Please follow these cart placement guidelines to ensure your recycling gets picked up.
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