Compost Purchasing Season Starts Soon

posted 2/21/2018

After all this wintery weather, everyone is looking forward to spring. At Metro Waste Authority, we’re thinking about compost season!

Compost is on our mind year-round because your yard waste goes through a nine-to-twelve-month process to become our finished Grow Gold Compost®. And the very best time to apply it is in the early spring.

While you’re making plans for your garden this year, be sure to include compost in that plan. Compost is nature’s fertilizer and helps give your plants lots of nutrients to ensure they grow well. It also helps plants and soil hold onto moisture, meaning you can spend less time watering your landscape masterpiece. Chances are, Grow Gold Compost® will save you money too, at only $10 for a cubic yard, or $4 per bag. One cubic yard of compost is enough for a 9’x18’ garden.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to see us and talk compost at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show. We answered a lot of great questions and even got to see some pictures of your gardens at home!

Compost sales start full-time on March 1, but if you need any before then, give us a call to set up an appointment to pick some up. If you have any questions about how our compost is made or how to use it, give us a call at 515-244-0021 or visit us online at

Bulk Purchases
Metro Compost Center
1601 Harriet Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
M-F, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bag-and-Take Purchases
Metro Northwest Transfer Station
4105 Beisser Drive
Grimes, IA 50111
M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to Noon