Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Delay.

There will be no curbside collection of trash, recycling, or yard waste on Thursday, Nov. 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. Learn more

Comm OutreachIn some ways, Metro Waste Authority is working to put ourselves out of business; Our core business, at least! The agency was originally formed to manage a landfill in Polk County. We manage waste from a holistic, environmental perspective. The more we can recycle, the less waste goes into the landfill. We’re much more than a landfill, and we’re glad you came too check us out! 

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We want to help others help the environment, which is why Metro Waste Authority has provided nearly $1 million to our member communities through grants for cleanups, waste reduction, and diversion since 2001. The grant program offers a reimbursement to schools, public and private groups/clubs, and neighborhood associations for projects with an environmental focus located in our service area.


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Metro Waste Authority has demonstrated a Paintstrong commitment to the revitalization of Des Moines’ Eastern Gateway. First choosing to lease space for our headquarters in the 1990’s, to building a contemporary, mixed-use office building that helped spur economic growth in the early 2000’s; we have a history of investing in the vitality of the East Village.