While we're happy Grow Gold Compost has become so popular, we're doing our best to keep up with the demand. We have bagged compost available at both Metro Park East Landfill and Metro Northwest Transfer Station, but for bulk compost purchase, please check our Facebook page or give us a call to get the most up-to-date information about bulk compost availability before driving out.

Bulk Purchasingbulk

Bulk compost sales are only available at Metro Park East Landfill in Mitchellville. Minimum purchase of only 1 cubic yard, which is approximately enough to fill the back of a small pickup truck. 

Commercial Customers: $15 per cubic yard
Residential Customers: $10 per cubic yard
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 Bagby 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
cash/check/card accepted

Find a Retailerretailer

Local landscape businesses and retailers sell and/or deliver our Grow Gold Compost®. 


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