Overrun with recyclables? Drop it off!

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


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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)
Bondurant: 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (facility hours) -- or -- 200 2nd St. NE (open 24/7)
Clive: 2123 NW 111th St. (Public Works Facility, open 24/7)
Des Moines: 108 SE 5th St. (open 24/7)
Grimes: 515 SE Main St. -- or -- 4105 SE Beisser Dr. (both open 24/7)
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, 12181 NE University Ave. (open during facility hours)
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 7 AM - 7 PM weekdays)
Redfield: 1206 Omaha St. (open 24/7)
West Des Moines: 625 S. 35th St. (Valley Southwoods School, 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
Bondurant: 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (open Tuesday - Friday, 1 - 5 PM)
Elkhart: City Garage, corner of Elm St. and Railroad Ave.
Grimes: 4105 SE Beisser Dr. (open Monday - Friday, 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM)
Mitchellville: Metro Park East, 12181 NE University Ave. (open during regular facility hours)
Perry: Metro Park West, 2499 337th St. (open during regular facility hours)
Polk City: 301 E. Northside Dr. (Maintenance Building, open 7 AM - 7 PM weekdays)

Glass Drop-offs
Bondurant: 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (open Tuesday - Friday, 1 -  5 PM)
Grimes: 4105 SE Beisser Dr. (open Monday - Friday, 7:15 AM - 4 PM)
Mitchellville: 12181 NE University Ave. (open during regular facility hours)
Windsor Heights: 6900 School St. (open 24/7)