No curbside collection on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week with Friday collection on Saturday. 
For MWA facility holiday hours, click here.

Household Hazardous Waste

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

posted 10/25/2017
Oct. 28 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents can visit area police departments, city halls and pharmacies to safely dispose of unused or expired medication. ... more

Bright Idea: Learn to Safely Dispose of Light Bulbs

posted 8/28/2017
Sometimes it seems like there's too many types of lightbulbs to keep track. Metro Waste Authority has the information to help you keep them all straight! CFLs, or compact fluorescent bulbs, contain hazardous material and belong at a hazardous disposal site to be safely recycled. ... more

Stuck With Leftover Paint? Easy Tips to Solve Your Dilemma

posted 6/21/2017
Whether you accumulated it over time, or inherited it when you moved to a new home - you are stuck with a bunch of leftover paint and need to get rid of it. Let these handy tips help. ... more

Watch Out for the HAZARDS of Spring Cleaning

posted 2/22/2017
Des Moines Metro residents have two free, convenient and safe disposal options for household hazardous materials. The Northwest Drop-Off in Grimes and the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant. ... more

Bring Recycling & Hazardous Materials to Northwest Drop-Off

posted 10/5/2016
Residents can get rid of household hazardous waste and now recyclables at the Northwest Drop-Off in Grimes, open the second Saturday of the month from March-Dec. ... more