Yard Waste

Metro Waste Authority manages Compost It!, the curbside yard waste collection program, in partnership with your community, and contracts with Waste Management to collect the yard waste.

Customer Service

Collection: 515.244.7336, Waste Management

  • Your Collection Day is:
    • Tuesday if you live west of Highway 28/Sunset Drive
    • Wednesday if you live east of Highway 28/Sunset Drive
  • Missed Collection
  • Set out time & tips: Read Cart Placement guidelines for details.

General Questions: 515.244.0021, Metro Waste Authority

Compost It! Program

Bag & Sticker Service

Learn more about how to use the program.

Cart Service

Learn how to use a cart to recycle yard waste and see if Cart Service makes sense for you. Below is information about how to enroll in the service, along with other information you may need to know.

Sign Up – First-time Enrollment

  • Cart Purchase: $80 with delivery, or $60 without delivery
  • Annual Collection Sticker: $105
  • Contact Norwalk City Hall

Annual Renewal
Once you've signed up through the city, you can annually renew service by paying online. If this is your first-time, please contact your City Hall. The online form doesn't start service.

Renew Cart Service

Broken or Stolen Cart: 515.981.0228, Norwalk City Hall

Moving: 515.981.0228, Norwalk City Hall

Yard Waste Drop-Off

Residents can also take yard waste to Metro Park East to be made into compost.

Winter Collection

After the regular yard waste season has ended, Winter Collection is your next opportunity to dispose of any remaining yard waste as well as live Christmas trees. Learn more about Winter Compost It! Collection