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New Cardboard Drop-off Site in West Des Moines

Post Date:05/14/2020 1:43 PM

Are you shopping more online these days and finding you’re overrun with cardboard that won’t fit in your Curb It! cart?

If so, visit the new FREE cardboard drop-off located in the SE corner of the parking lot at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, 625 S. 35th Street, in West Des Moines.

Simply remove the packing material from each box, flatten it and then slide it right in the big green recycling container.

The container at South 35th Street only accepts cardboard (the brown material commonly used in the smiling boxes from Amazon). Those in the recycling business call it corrugated, and you can recognize it by the waved ridges in the middle. The flat thin material used to make your favorite cereal box is actually paper – not cardboard.

The City of West Des Moines is partnering with Metro Waste Authority and the WDM School District to bring this convenient resource closer to home since leaving material next to your cart won’t get it picked up. The container can be accessed 24/7.

Metro Waste Authority wants to help you be a recycling expert, so if you’re ever wondering where it should go, visit or call MWA at 515-244-0021.

Map of cardboard drop-off siste





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