Recycling Information

Recycle Items

Curb it! recycling occurs every other week on your normal solid waste collection day.   Select this link for the current year's collection schedule, based on the color of the lid on your cart (green or black):

  Curb It Calendar 

For a list of materials that can be recycled, check out the sticker on the lid of your cart or MWA's website.

For missed pickups, cart exchanges and replacements, or any other cart issue, call Waste Management at 24-GREEN (244-7336).  To order an additional cart, call Metro Waste Authority at 244-0021.

• Place your cart on as level a surface as possible.

• Yard waste bags and other large items should be 3 to 6 feet away from your cart.

• Placing the cart in your driveway reduces the likelihood that access to it will be blocked by vehicles, landscaping or snow.

• Close the lid prior to pickup.

Cardboard Drop-off Site at Southwoods Schoolcardboard, dropoff, container

Are you finding you're overrun with cardboard that won't fit in your Curb It! cart?  Click this link for information on the FREE cardboard drop-off in the parking lot at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. 


 HOA, Townhome, Mobile Home, Apartments & Business Recycling

        Click here for informationRecycling for HOA's Townhomes, Mobile Home Parks

 Event Recycling

 Learn how you can recycle at your upcoming event!    Event Recycling

 Don't let the Tricky Six sneak into your recycling cart!Tricky 6



Knowing what can and can't go in your Curb It! cart can be tough. Below is a link to Metro Waste Authority's Tricky Six list of the worst recycling contaminants that must NOT go in the recycling cart. Please help make Curb It! recycling a success by not letting these sneak into your cart.  Tricky 6 Recycling

Medical Waste - Options

Unused prescripton and over-the-counter medications - WDM Police Dept. Lobby

Recycle pill bottles

Recycle old prescription drugs


Find out details on these popular events by clicking on:

 Scrap Metal &  Appliance Drop Off Events 
Scrap Tire Drop Off Event


Other guidelines concerning the Curb it! recycling program can be found on Metro Waste Authority's website. Residents can also contact Metro Waste Authority at 244-0021. Metro Waste Authority (MWA) is an award-winning regional government agency that coordinates recycling programs for its member communities and is a leader in many environmental issues in Central Iowa.




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