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

Solid waste collection service is set up through West Des Moines Water Works. Charges for this service are included on your municipal services bill. If you need to start, stop, change your service (size of solid waste cart), or report a damaged solid waste cart please contact West Des Moines Water Works at (515) 222-3460 or visit them online.

 Solid waste should be put out to the curb no earlier than 5:00 PM the day before scheduled pick-up day, and no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection.

Two sizes of solid waste carts are available: Garbage Carts - both sizes

96 gallon    and     48 gallon

For current rate information, select this link:


Metro Waste Authority administers the City's residential solid waste disposal. 

The current contract hauler is Waste Connection (WCNX) and may be reached at 265-7374 if there is a problem with pick-up.

Have more waste than your cart will hold?  West Des Moines residents may place extra boxes or bags of garbage outside of their solid waste cart provided a sticker is attached.  These items must have a six foot (6') clearance from your solid waste cart. 

Stickers with the Metro Waste Authority (MWA) logo may be purchased from area Hy-Vees.

One Dollar - MWA  5 Dollar - MWA 


 (1) $1 Sticker on each extra bag or box


   (1) $5 Sticker for every (5) extra bags or boxes
   (1) $5 Sticker for each large item such as a mattress or piece of furniture
   (7) $5 stickers on an appliance.  Call Waste Connections at 515-265-7374 in advance to schedule a special pick-up.
You may put out more than 5 boxes or bags weekly with the appropriate number of stickers. 

All items put out for collection should be secured to eliminate the likelihood of litter, with cart lids closed.  All garbage in your cart must be in bags.

Please also see:

 2019 Spring CleanUp
 Yard Waste
 Holiday Collection

    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: 2019 Solid Waste Events

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