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West Des Moines Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the West Des Moines trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of West Des Moines is in Iowa with Urbandale to the north, Kansas City to the south, Omaha to the west, and Des Moines to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

West Des Moines Trash Collection Calendar 2024

Solid waste collection service is available to West Des Moines residents living in single-family homes up to and including 4-plex units.  Metro Waste Authority administers the City’s residential solid waste disposal.

Residents may locate their homes on this map to determine their day of solid waste collection. 

Call Metro Waste Authority at 515-244-0021 with any questions on what day your garbage is collected.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving – Friday collection delayed to Saturday
  • Christmas Day

West Des Moines Trash Collection Map

West Des Moines Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

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. 

Visit the MWA Extra Trash and Large Items collection for complete details on how many stickers per item are required and where to purchase the stickers. 

Acceptable and Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Contact Metro Waste Authority at 515-244-0021 to learn more about what items are acceptable and unacceptable for bulk pickup.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in West Des Moines and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

Recycling collection occurs every other week on your normal solid waste collection day.

Click here for more information about the recycling guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in West Des Moines?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area, click here.

Visit the MWA Extra Trash and Large Items collection for complete details on how many stickers per item are required and where to purchase the stickers. 

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the Metro Waste Authority collection routes.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the West Des Moines Metro Waste Authority?

Phone: 515-244-0021

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the West Des Moines trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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