Recycling, yard waste, and garbage will not be collected on Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. Regular collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. 

Saturday Garbage Drop-off in Grimes

posted 4/25/2020

Residents have visited Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes for recycling drop-off, compost purchase, and household hazardous waste appointments. The convenient location has many asking if they can drop-off trash too, and we’re happy to announce, the answer is yes!

Beginning Saturdays in May, residents can bring typical household garbage, and large items such as mattresses or furniture, to the Northwest Drop-off. Think of stuff that would usually require a large item or extra trash sticker at the curb, it can be brought to the drop-off instead for a fee (rates below). With many spring clean-up events being postponed due to COVID-19, we want to provide a convenient location, for residents on the western side of the metro, to safely dispose of trash.


  • Car                 $10
  • Van/SUV        $15
  • Truck              $20
  • Trailers           $30 (smaller than 12 ft.)

The following vehicles are not permitted:  dump trailers, tandem axle trailers, trailers over 12 feet, nor are vehicles with sideboards over four feet.

Also available every Saturdays will be compost for purchase by the bag and free recycling drop-off, including cardboard! To ensure we can safely serve customers, 

hazardous waste will not be accepted at this time. In addition, appliances, tires, yard waste, and construction and demolition materials will not be accepted and must be taken to the landfill. 

Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes is located at 4105 SE Beisser Drive, just a half-mile west of IA-Hwy 141.

Once you’re at the site, look for a cute little brick building in the center. Pull up to the window for a quick chat with staff who will get you on your way. 

For rates and information, visit our Metro Northwest Transfer Station page or call 515.244.0021