Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Delay

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. Learn more >>

Looking for a place to hide all that extra cardboard? We can help you out! All residents are welcome to use the various recycling drop-offs we have placed throughout the metro area.

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Cardboard Drop-Offs

  • Alleman: 14000 NE 6th St. (Open 24/7)
  • Altoona: 1200 Venbury Dr. (Altoona Aquatics Park, open 24/7)
  • Ankeny: 211 SE Lorenz Dr. (Open 24/7) -- or -- 1010 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. (Prairie Ridge Middle School, behind the school near the track, open 24/7)
  • Bondurant: Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 1105 Prairie Dr. SW (Open during regular facility hours) -- or -- 200 2nd St. NE (Open 24/7)
  • Clive: 2123 NW 111th St. (Public Works Facility, open 24/7)
  • Grimes: 1700 SE Destination Dr. (Open 24/7) -- or -- 901 NE Main St. (Open 24/7) -- or -- Metro Northwest Transfer Station, 4105 SE Beisser Dr. (Open Monday-Friday 7:15 AM-4 PM)
  • Linden: SE Corner of Main St. & North St. (Open 24/7)
  • Minburn: 2298 210th St. (Washington Township School, open 24/7)
  • Mitchellville: Metro Park East Landfill, 12181 NE University Ave. (Open during regular facility hours) -- or -- 101 Center Ave. S (At the COOP - open 24/7)
  • Norwalk: 907 North Ave. (Norwalk City Park, open sunrise to sunset)
  • Perry: 14368 J Ave. (Open 24/7)
  • Polk City: 301 E. Northside Dr. (Maintenance Building, open every day, 7 AM-5 PM)
  • Redfield: 1206 Omaha St. (Open 24/7)
  • Urbandale: 9401 Hickman Road (Open 24/7)
  • West Des Moines: 625 S. 35th St. (Valley Southwoods School, open 24/7) -or- Public Services East, 560 S. 16th St. (Open 24/7)
  • Windsor Heights: 6900 School St. (Open 24/7)

Cardboard drop-offs are collected most days except Sundays. If a container is already full when you arrive, please proceed to the next closest or stop by the next afternoon. Please do not leave anything on the ground at drop-offs sites. Leaving material outside the container is littering, and no super recycler wants to do that!

Mixed Recycling Drop-Offs

Glass Drop-Offs

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