Bulk compost sales are only available at Metro Park East Landfill in Mitchellville for $10 per cubic yard. Minimum purchase of 1 cubic yard, which is approximately enough to fill the back of a small pickup truck.
Cash, checks, and major credit cards are all accepted.
Compost will be loaded with a front loader, so only trucks with open-top loading can be filled.
No self-loading is allowed at this facility.
By the Bag
Bag sales are available at the locations below for $4 each and can hold approximately 2 cubic feet. Bags and shovels are provided with loose compost for customers to self-load bags.
Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes
cash/check accepted at compost station, cards accepted when attendant is on-site
Metro Park East Landfill in Mitchellville
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Local landscape businesses and retailers sell and/or deliver our Grow Gold Compost®.
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The science behind it...
Grow Gold Compost® is made from yard waste collected through the Compost It! program in Central Iowa. Yard Waste is ground once it arrives at our facility, and is then turned and maintained for nine to twelve months as it decomposes.
Our finished compost is screened to 1/2 inch or less and is tested for quality by the U.S. Composting Council. No artificial chemical supplements are added to the compost at any point during Metro Waste Authority’s process. Click here for a list of items that are accepted in Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program.
Quality Testing Results