Residential Recycling

Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines proudly offers residential trash, recycling and yard waste pickups throughout the Des Moines Metro area.

Acceptable and not acceptable items vary by location.  Please contact your local office for details.
Waste Connections of Iowa - Des Moines Residential Recycling

Recycling in Des Moines

Residential recycling reduces Greater Des Moines’ need for raw materials and dependence on fossil fuels. Since Waste Connections of Iowa provides single stream recycling carts with simple guidelines for your household to follow, helping to clean up our environment and become more efficient has never been easier.

  • Streamlining Sustainability
    Our local recycling market determines what can be placed in Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines single stream recycling carts. Please rinse and empty all items before placing them un-bagged in the recycling cart.
  • Residential Recycling Service Area
    Residential recycling services are currently available in Cumming and Van Meter, Iowa. If you are in need of Des Moines regional recycling services and your community is not served by the Metro Waste Authority's Curbit! Program, contact us.
  • Timely and efficient service
    Please have your dedicated Waste Connections residential trash and recycling carts and any yard waste curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day.
Waste Connections of Iowa - Des Moines Disposal Guide

Know What Goes in the Recycling Bin

Acceptable waste will vary by location. Please refer to our handy guide below for ore information on what you can recycle.

Acceptable Items

Unacceptable Items

Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines

Where You Place Your Trash Matters

Please place your Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines cart out the night before your service day or no later than 6 AM on your service day if you live within city limits and please have out the night before yourservice day if you live in the country for safety and efficiency reasons. Remove your cart from the street as soon as possible after collection.

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Check Out Our Residential Services

Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines offers convenient pickup times and consistent, reliable service. Click on a box below to find out more about a service that meets your needs.