Posted on November 01, 2022

last second saturday

Dispose of garbage the 2nd Saturday of the month, March-November, from 8 AM-Noon in Grimes. A truck of trash is just $20, or cars, vans, and small trailers are welcome too – all for a flat fee.

Conveniently located at our Metro Northwest Transfer Station, 4105 SE Beisser Drive in Grimes, just a half-mile west of IA-Hwy 141. Head down Beisser Drive until you come up on our big lighted sign and take a left. Then, hang another quick left through the gate and our staff will guide you the rest of the way!

We will be open the 2nd Saturday of November, from 8 AM-Noon, with the following services available:

Residential Garbage Disposal
For a flat fee per vehicle, items that would usually require a large item or extra trash sticker at the curb can be brought to Grimes instead.


  • Car  $10
  • Van/SUV  $15
  • Truck  $20
  • Trailer  $30

Unaccepted items include:

  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste
  • Construction & Demolition Materials (ex. plywood, bricks, drywall, concrete, etc.)

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off  
Common household items like bleach, rechargeable batteries, oil-based paints, lawn chemicals such as fertilizers or weed killer, old motor oil or gasoline, and energy efficient lightbulbs (CFL) are all accepted at this drop-off for free. Please stay in your vehicle to drop off hazardous waste. View accepted household hazardous waste items here.

Recycling Drop-Off
Cardboard, glass, and mixed recycling containers are available for residents to use for free. View a list of accepted recyclables here.

If you have questions about these services, or the items you want to drop off, give us a call at 515.244.0021 or message us on Facebook