Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Delay.

There will be no curbside collection of trash, recycling, or yard waste on Thursday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Learn more

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) -- or -- 1010 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. (Prairie Ridge Middle School, 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)
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) -- 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 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
Alleman: 14000 NE 6th St. (open 24/7)
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) -- or -- 101 Center Ave. S (at the COOP, open 24/7)
Windsor Heights: 6900 School St. (open 24/7)