How do I get a recycling container?

Metro Waste Authority's Curb It! program provides each residential household in MWA's service area a 96-gallon cart with automated collection with every other week pickup. For those who generate less trash, 48-gallon carts are available. Requests for the smaller carts can be made by calling 515-24-GREEN. An exchange fee may apply. Check the lid on your cart for the pickup schedule in your area, and be sure to set your cart out by 7 a.m.

Items Accepted

  • Cardboard
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers
  • Paper Food Cartons
  • Plastic Containers
  • Shredded Paper 
  • Tin and Aluminum Cans

Items Not Accepted

  • Food-contaminated material    
  • Garbage or yard debris    
  • Plastic bags or containers with motor oil or other hazardous materials

For more information about card placement, large recycling quantities or more, please contact Metro Waste Authority at 515-244-0021.

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1. Does the City offer free mulch and compost to residents?
2. How do I contact a garbage hauler?
3. How do I get a recycling container?
4. When are the City's cleanup / recycling events?