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Free Cardboard Drop-off Near You!

Flatten cardboard, then slide it right in!

posted 1/1/2020

Finding yourself overrun with cardboard that won’t fit in your Curb It! cart?

There are many cardboard drop-offs conveniently located throughout the metro! They are available at Metro Waste Authority facilities in Grimes, Bondurant, and the landfill in Mitchellville. Containers have also been added in the cities of Grimes, Windsor Heights, Ankeny, Alleman, Clive, Altoona, and Norwalk!

When you have oversized boxes, or too much for your cart, drop it off. Simply remove the packing and flatten the box, then slide it right in. Just make sure it goes inside the bin, cardboard on the ground can become contaminated and cause litter.

These cardboard drop-offs only accept cardboard, that’s the brown stuff like the smiling boxes from Amazon. Those in the biz call it corrugated, the type with waved ridges in the middle. The flat as a pancake thin stuff with your favorite soda or cereal inside are actually paper – not cardboard.

Find a location near you!