Solid Waste, Yard Waste, & Recycling

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Solid waste collection service is available to West Des Moines residents living in single family homes up to and including 4-plex units. 


 Spring CleanUp Button

Click on this photo to learn about West Des Moines Annual Spring Clean-Up event!



Metro Waste Authority administers the City’s residential solid waste disposal.  MWA’s website is the recommended source of information on the many different aspects of solid waste including: 

  Garbage       Household Hazardous Waste        Recycling        Yard Waste   

Visiting will take you directly to the waste collection information relating to West Des Moines.


 Question!  "How Do I Get Rid Of . . . . .(for example, a "vehicle") . . . ?

    1. Visit: Metro Waste Authority at: 
    2. In the “Search” box, type in your item (for example, “VEHICLE”)
    3. Options for disposal are listed for your convenience!

Here’s a link to the options Junk Caron how to dispose of a “VEHICLE” for a good cause!
Wheels for Wishes is organization that will take old and broken
vehicles and auction them to donate to Make-A-Wish Iowa.

 Click on me!



Selecting the following links will provide you with further information on solid waste topics for West Des Moines residents:

Hazardous Waste Pick-Up At Your Door 

Holiday Collection Schedule


Solid Waste Collection

Yard Waste


Special Solid Waste Events are scheduled throughout the year to assist residents in disposing of appliances, tires, and household items.  Please select this link for a list: 

 2018 Solid Waste Events

deer in the roadDeer are beautiful to watch; unfortunately, they sometimes collide with vehicles on City roadways. To report a deer that needs to be picked up, call the Police Department Animal Control at 222-3364.


And one more helpful link:  Who Do You Contact With A Solid Waste Question?




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