Metro Central Transfer Station

About the Facility

Metro Central Transfer Station is where 75 percent of all Polk County residential solid waste and some commercial waste is taken to be consolidated before it is transported to Metro Park East Landfill Built to reduce the number of commercial vehicles traveling to the landfill, the facility also allows waste haulers serving Metro Waste Authority's member communities to combine loads and shorten routes -- saving time, fuel and money. 


4198 Delaware Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Phone 515.244.0021    


9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed weekends and major holidays. 
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Metro Central Transfer Station is not open to the public. Only pre-approved customers can use the facility.The public is directed to dispose of their garbage at the Metro Park East Landfill.

SCRUB Events

This facility hosts Des Moines SCRUB events. Learn more at the City of Des Moines website or call 515.283.4950.