Bulk compost sales are only available at Metro Park East Landfill. There is a minimum purchase of 1 cubic yard, which is approximately enough to fill the back of a small pickup truck. 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.
Commercial Customers: Unavailable
Residential Customers: $10 per cubic yard (maximum purchase of 4 cubic yards per day)
Cash, checks, and major credit cards are all accepted.
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 three 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 yellow/black signs for Bottle + Can Redemption.
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.