Recycling is a partnership between the City of Urbandale and the Metro Waste Authority (MWA). Single stream recycling uses a recycling container like your current trash container. The containers are picked up every other week on your normal garbage collection day.

To request a different container size or for more information on the single stream recycling program, contact Waste Management at 515-24-GREEN (515-244-7336).

Acceptable Materials

Review a list of acceptable and unacceptable items to recycle.

Collection Schedules

View the 2023 Recycling schedule by clicking the link below.

Missed Collections

Missed collections should be reported to Waste Management at 515-24-GREEN (515-244-7336). Urbandale’s Public Works Department can not collect missed Curb It! recycling.

Extra Containers

MWA offers Curb It! Extra for only a $25 delivery charge (or free if picked up) and a $30 annual fee. This annual subscription is only available by calling MWA at 515-244-0021. Each extra cart requires a $30 annual sticker and there is no limit on the number of carts a resident can order.

NEW! Recycling Drop-Off Events at the Metro Northwest Transfer Station

Recycling Drop-Off Events will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon, the second Saturday of the month from March to December at the New Metro Northwest Transfer Station, located at 4105 Beisser Drive in Grimes. Cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and jugs, and other recyclables are accepted. View a list of other recycling drop-off locations in the Des Moines Metro.

Contact Us

  1. Engineering & Public Works

    City Administration Building
    3600 86th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Phone: 515-278-3950


    (Except Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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