Come Work with Us!

posted 5/23/2018

If you want to take your career to the next level, join Metro Waste Authority!

We’re always looking for hard-working people interested in responsibly and safely managing waste brought to our Metro Park East Landfill just outside Des Moines.

So what’s it like working at the landfill? It’s fast-paced and robust work for an organization who truly cares about its people. One day there might be a semi-truck full of construction waste from a project in Des Moines, and the next day it’s household items from a local community’s spring cleanup event. Mix in changing weather conditions, and multiple haulers coming in and out every day, and you’re starting to understand what it’s like to work at the landfill.

Just as your garbage varies from day to day, so does every day at the landfill. And that’s just one facility we accept waste at!

The needs of our waste are changing, and we need creative minds to help us find innovative solutions. As we continually adopt new practices and technologies, all while adapting to consumer behavior and the weather, we need you to help implement the solutions.

Metro Waste Authority employees work with anything from curbside and industrial recycling and garbage, to hazardous waste. If you’re up for the challenge and want to be part of the solution for creating a cleaner, more sustainable world, you would make a great candidate for joining our team!

What are the benefits?

In addition to being a part of a creative culture, the benefits are competitive too. They include a competitive salary, paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, disability insurance, uniform allowance and Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System benefits.