Memorial Day Collection Delay
Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. Learn More >>


Bulk Purchasing

Bulk compost sales are only available at Metro Park East Landfill. There is a minimum purchase of 1 cubic yard. Compost is loaded with a front loader, so only trucks with open-top loading can be filled. No self-loading is allowed at this facility. 


  • Residential customers: $14 per cubic yard (maximum purchase of 4 cubic yards per day)
  • Commercial customers: $28 per cubic yard (maximum purchase of 20 cubic yards per day)

Cash, checks, and major credit cards are all accepted.

bag compost

By the Bag

Sealed bags of compost are $7 (this includes tax) and are 1 cubic foot. Bags are available for purchase at the following locations:

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant
Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM 
First & Third Saturday: 8:00 AM - Noon
Follow the white/green signs for Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.

Metro Recycling Facility in Grimes
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Follow the signs for compost purchasing.

Metro Park East Landfill in Mitchellville
Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Once past the brick scalehouse building, take the 2nd right, head all the way down to the corner until Recycling Building 1. Look for the appliance/compost sign and enter into the corresponding garage door of Recycling Building 1.

8701 Douglas Ave.
Urbandale, IA

Porter Hardware & Rental
4209 Hubbell Ave. 
Des Moines, IA

True Value Hardware
63rd and Grand
West Des Moines, IA

Want to see additional locations to purchase bagged compost? Ask your local store to call Metro Waste Authority to partner!