Overrun with recyclables? Drop them off!

Looking for a place to hide all that extra cardboard? We can help you out! All residents are welcome to use the various recycling drop-offs we have placed throughout the metro area.


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Cardboard Drop-Offs

  • Alleman: 14000 NE 6th St. (Open 24/7)
  • Altoona: 1200 Venbury Dr. (Altoona Aquatics Park, open 24/7)
  • Ankeny: 211 SE Lorenz Dr. (Open 24/7) -- or -- 1010 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. (Prairie Ridge Middle School, open 24/7)
  • Bondurant: Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (Open during regular facility hours) -- or -- 200 2nd St. NE (Open 24/7)
  • Clive: 2123 NW 111th St. (Public Works Facility, open 24/7)
  • Grimes: Grimes Community Center SE Parking lot, near 515 SE Main St. (Open 24/7) -- or -- Metro Northwest Transfer Station, 4105 SE Beisser Dr. (Open Monday-Friday 7:15 AM-4 PM)
  • Linden: SE Corner of Main St. & North St. (Open 24/7)
  • Minburn: 2298 210th St. (Washington Township School, open 24/7)
  • Mitchellville: Metro Park East Landfill, 12181 NE University Ave. (Open during regular facility hours) -- or -- 101 Center Ave. S (At the COOP - open 24/7)
  • Norwalk: 907 North Ave. (Norwalk City Park, open sunrise to sunset)
  • Perry: 14368 J Ave. (Open 24/7)
  • Polk City: 301 E. Northside Dr. (Maintenance Building, open Monday-Friday, 7 AM-7 PM)
  • Redfield: 1206 Omaha St. (Open 24/7)
  • Urbandale: 9401 Hickman Road (Open 24/7)
  • West Des Moines: 625 S. 35th St. (Valley Southwoods School, open 24/7) -or- Public Services East, 560 S. 16th St. (Open 24/7)
  • Windsor Heights: 6900 School St. (Open 24/7)

Cardboard drop-offs are collected most days except Sundays. If a container is already full when you arrive, please proceed to the next closest or stop by the next afternoon. Please do not leave anything on the ground at drop-offs sites. Leaving material outside the container is littering, and no super recycler wants to do that!

Mixed Recycling Drop-Offs

Glass Drop-Offs

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  • Bondurant: Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (Open Tuesday & Thursday, 9 AM-Noon; Wednesday & Friday, 3-6 PM; first & third Saturday, 9 AM-Noon)