Up-to-Date Information

posted 3/18/2020

As the current public health emergency evolves, the safety of our staff and the public remains our priority. Check back to this page for up-to-date information regarding our facilities and services. 

Check back for the latest updates on Metro Waste Authority facilities, programs, and services.

Effective 8/5/20: The Swap Shop at Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant is open Thursdays and Fridays from 9 AM - 4 PM. Please note this event will be held outside to comply with social distancing. A mask is also recommended. Learn more

Effective 7/10/20: On the Second Saturday of each month, residents can bring typical household garbage, and large items such as mattresses or furniture, to our Northwest Drop-off in Grimes. Learn more

Effective 6/10/2020: Pleasant Hill residents: Spring cleanup has been rescheduled for August 1st.

Effective 6/10/2020: Altoona residents: Spring cleanup has been rescheduled for July 11th (South of Railroad) and July 18th (North of Railroad). 

Effective 5/26/2020: West Des Moines residents: Spring cleanup has been rescheduled for the week of July 20 - 24, 2020. 

Effective 5/26/2020: West Des Moines residents: Waste Connections has resumed large and extra item pick up curbside. Stickers are sold at many area retailers, and also available for sale online https://www.mwatoday.com/residents/garbage/bag-sticker-order-form.aspx.

Effective 5/23/20: Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes will be closed on Saturday, May 23, so there is no residential garbage drop-off this weekend in observance of Memorial Day. Check out the holiday hours for each facility.

Effective 5/18/20: The City of Bondurant has rescheduled their spring cleanup event and tire drop-off for June 27, 2020

Effective 5/11/20: Waste Management has resumed large and extra item pick up curbside in Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Runnells, and Mitchellville.

Effective 5/11/20: Collection of large/extra items at the curb is suspended in the city of West Des Moines. 

Effective 5/2/20: To help residents with large or extra items to dispose of, we’re opening a residential trash drop-off in Grimes. Beginning Saturdays in May, residents can bring typical household garbage, and large items such as mattresses or furniture, to the Northwest Drop-off. Learn more

Effective 4/9/20: Residents in cities where spring clean-up has been postponed or large item pick-up has been suspended may choose to bring items to Metro Park East Landfill. If stickers have been attached to items, please remove and save for another time. Regular disposal rates will apply at the landfill. If you are wondering about disposal cost for your items, please call 515.244.0021 and staff will be happy to assist you.

Effective 4/08/20: Hours at Metro Nortwest Transfer Station have been updated for compost purchases and recycling drop-off's. The facility will now be closing at 4:00 PM for these services. 

The Compost It! program started April 6 for residential yard waste collection. Stickers for the premium yard waste carts are being sent in the mail. If you are delayed in receiving your premium cart sticker for 2020, yard waste haulers have offered a grace period and will collect your yard waste cart without a sticker until 4/20. 

Effective 4/02/20: To continue serving customers who recycle cardboard at Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off, the container has temporarily been placed at Bondurant City Hall (200 2nd St. NE). Don’t forget, this container is for cardboard, the brown stuff – not printed cartons from soda or cereal.

Effective 3/27/20: Spring Clean-up dates in many communities have been postponed. Please double check the date for your city before placing items at the curb.

Hours for Metro Central and Metro Northwest Transfer Stations changed, effective Monday, March 30.

Effective 03/20/2020: Pick-up of large items/extra trash at the curb may be limited. Please call 515.244.0021 before placing items at the curb.

Effective 03/19/2020: Metro Waste Authority hazardous waste drop-off's in Grimes and Bondurant will be closed to the public until further notice. To continue providing safe, smart disposal for household hazardous waste, we've expanded houseside collection metro-wide.  Learn more

*Residential curbside collection of trash and recycling will continue as scheduled.

Metro Park East Landfill, Mitchellville
Facility OPEN

Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Metro Park West Landfill, Perry
Facility OPEN

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
First Saturday of the Month: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Bondurant
Facility CLOSED

Hazardous waste acceptance: CLOSED
Houseside hazardous waste collection is available
Swap Shop: CLOSED
Recycling drop-off: CLOSED

Metro Northwest Transfer Station, Grimes
Facility OPEN

Monday-Friday: 7:15 AM to 2:45 PM
No public garbage disposal
Hazardous waste acceptance: CLOSED
Recycling drop-off: OPEN (7:15 AM - 4:00 PM)
Compost Purchasing: OPEN (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

Metro Central Transfer Station, Des Moines
Facility OPEN

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
No public garbage disposal