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Residents asked to use MWA stickers for damaged items

Post Date:07/02/2018 3:09 PM

On Saturday, Central Iowa experienced an extraordinary rainfall event. While the City of West Des Moines did not receive some of the heavier rainfall amounts, the rain did create basement-related issues for some residents. Sump pump failures or capacity limitations, and rain gutter and grading issues around a property can lead to water in basements.

Metro Waste Authority’s Extra Trash and Large Item Sticker Program is available for West Des Moines residents who have damaged items they would like to have collected at their curbside on their normal garbage collection day. The cost of the stickers pays for the program, and the larger the item, the more it will cost for curbside collection. Stickers are available for purchase at West Des Moines Hy-Vee Stores and the Hy-Vee Drug Store at 1010 60th Street.

Here are the guidelines:

$1 Sticker

  • Bag of trash under 30 lbs.
  • Box of trash under 30 lbs.
  • Kid's toys (under 30 lbs., e.g. big wheel)
  • TV or computer monitor (use a $1 Sticker for 19-inch screen and smaller). Please note: The size and weight of televisions varies greatly. Call Waste Connections at (515) 265-7374 and they will tell you how many stickers are required.

$5 Sticker

  • 5 boxes or bags of trash (under 30 lbs. per piece)
  • 5 carpet rolls (4 foot length x 18 inch diameter)
  • Bicycle
  • Couch or love seat
  • Crib
  • Desk
  • Door (per door)
  • Entertainment center
  • Grill (no propane)
  • Kid's toys (over 30 lbs.)
  • Kitchen chairs (4 maximum)
  • Kitchen sink
  • Push mower (drained of gas and oil)
  • Sectional (one $5 sticker per piece)
  • Single/double box spring
  • Single/double mattress
  • Snow blower (drained of gas and oil)
  • Table
  • Toilet (one $5 sticker per piece)
  • Window (one)

$10 (2 - $5 stickers)

  • Queen/king mattress
  • Queen/king box spring

$35 (7 - $5 stickers)

  • You Must Schedule Pickup for Appliances - Since different trucks collect and recycle appliances, residents must schedule an appliance pickup with Waste Connections by calling (515) 265-7374.

Call Waste Connections at (515) 265-7374 if you have an item for collection that you don’t see on the list. Additional information, including sticker sale locations in the metro, is available on the Metro Waste Authority website at

Please remember that due to the July 4 holiday on Wednesday, garbage collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday’s collection occurring on Saturday.

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