Your Three Carts

While you’re sorting your organics and recycling, we’re finding new ways to reuse those materials.  Whether you are a business owner, property manager, or resident, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and garbage programs based on your needs.  Find out what goes where in Des Moines.

View the Residential Des Moines Service Guide.


RecycleBin

FOOD SCRAPS & YARD DEBRIS
Food scraps, soiled paper, and plants in the green food and yard waste bin.  Your food and yard waste carts will be emptied every week on your regular collection day. Des Moines residential and commercial customers may subscribe to food & yard waste collection, which may help reduce collection costs.

RecycleBin

RECYCLING
Paper, bottles, cans, and most plastics. Des Moines residential, multi-family and commercial garbage service includes recycling collection at no additional charge.

LandfillBin

GARBAGE
What is trash? Not much! Thin plastics (bags and saran wrap), cat litter, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few. We aim to send as little material to landfill as possible.


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CONTAINER SIZES & RATES

Des Moines customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling and composting more. Need a large container? Learn more about debris box services.

Garbage

Des Moines customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether. The following garbage container sizes are available for residential customers:

Weekly Garbage Collection Monthly Rate
10-gallon micro-can $9.17
20-gallon mini-cart $14.11
32-gallon cart $19.05
64-gallon cart $29.31
96-gallon cart $39.55
Extra garbage (per 32-gallon equivalent)* $5.49 each
Monthly Garbage Collection Monthly Rate
32-gallon cart $9.17
Miscellaneous Services Rate Per Occurrence
 Return Trip  $7.27
 Drive-In Charge, per month  $7.27
 Container Rollouts (per 25ft increments, per  month)  $4.85
 Overweight/Oversize Containers  $4.12
 Redelivery of Containers  $12.12
 Cart Cleaning (per cart)  $12.12
Sofas, mattresses, appliances, etc $61.96

*There is an additional charge for garbage that does not fit in your garbage cart.  If your lid is open more than 6 inches, additional charges incur.
For more information on Bulky Item Collection and to request a pick up, please submit a Bulky Item Form.

Recycling

Des Moines residential garbage service includes recycling collection service at no additional charge. Your recycling cart will be emptied every other week on your garbage collection day.

Every-Other-Week Recycling Collection Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart no charge
32- and 64-gallon carts available upon request  
Every-Other-Week Recycling ONLY Service Monthly Rate
32-gallon cart $6.71
64-gallon cart $9.02
96-gallon cart $11.33

Food Scraps & Yard Debris

Des Moines residents can subscribe to food scraps & yard debris collection service. By putting food scraps & yard debris in a separate container, you may be able to reduce garbage collection costs. Carts are emptied every other week on the same day as your garbage and recycling. Please note, up to 192 gallons of material will be accepted no matter the size of your cart. Additional bags or bundles of yard debris beyond 192 total gallons will incur a fee. The following food scraps & yard debris container sizes are available for residential customers:

Every-Other-Week Food/Yard Collection Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart $8.55
32- and 64-gallon carts available upon request  
First 96-gallons of extra yard waste (3 x 32g) no charge
Each additional 32-gallon extra $2.23 each

Garbage

Des Moines customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether. The following garbage container sizes are available for apartment and multi-family customers:

GARBAGE – WEEKLY COLLECTION
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
MONTHLY RATE
PER CART
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CART
20-gallon cart $24.25 $6.69
32-gallon cart $27.20 $7.50
64-gallon cart $37.48 $10.31
96-gallon cart $47.10 $12.94
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES RATE
Extra Garbage (per 32-gallon equivalent) $5.49 each
Return Trip $7.27 each
Overweight/Oversize Container $4.12 per pick up
Redelivery of Containers $12.12
Cart Cleaning (per cart) $12.12
Drive-in Charge $7.27 per pick up

Small Container Service

GARBAGE – WEEKLY SMALL CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CONTAINER
  1 2 3 4 5
1 Cubic Yard $88.68 $177.36 $266.04 $354.71 $443.40 $24.34
1.5 Cubic Yard $129.16 $258.32 $387.48 $516.65 $645.81 $34.45
2 Cubic Yard $167.07 $334.14 $501.21 $668.29 $835.36 $45.83
3 Cubic Yard $242.89 $485.80 $728.69 $971.58 $1,214.49 $66.61
4 Cubic Yard $313.57 $627.15 $940.72 $1,254.31 $1,567.88 $85.96
6 Cubic Yard $454.94 $909.88 $1,364.81 $1,819.74 $2,274.68 $124.67
8 Cubic Yard $586.01 $1,172.03 $1,758.03 $2,344.05 $2,930.06 $160.52

 

GARBAGE – WEEKLY SMALL CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE

CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CONTAINER
  1 2 3 4 5
1 Cubic Yard $172.41 $344.81 $517.22 $689.63 $862.04 $47.07
1.5 Cubic Yard $253.99 $507.98 $761.96 $1,015.95 $1,269.94 $69.33
2 Cubic Yard $332.48 $664.96 $997.43 $1,329.91 $1,662.39 $90.73
3 Cubic Yard $4489.46 $978.92 $1,468.37 $1,957.82 $2,447.28 $133.53
4 Cubic Yard $658.07 $1,316.13 $1,974.20 $2,632.26 $3,290.33 $179.55
6 Cubic Yard $942.89 $1,883.78 $2,825.67 $3,767.57 $4,709.45 $256.79
MISCELLANEOUS FEES PER OCCURRENCE
Return Trip $12.12
Extra Garbage (loose cubic yard) per pick up $14.71

Large (Roll-off) Container Services

GARBAGE – WEEKLY LARGE CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $170.13 $60.72
15 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $182.58 $72.87
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $194.84 $85.01
25 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $207.20 $97.15
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $219.56 $109.29
40 Cubic Yard Drop Box $244.28 $121.44

 

GARBAGE – WEEKLY LARGE CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE

CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $200.41
15 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $212.77
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $225.13
25 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $237.49
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $249.86
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $274.57

*On-call service is an add-on to a recurring service.

Recycling

Des Moines apartment and multi-family customers’ garbage service includes recycling collection service for up to 150% of subscribed garbage volume at no additional charge.

ON-CALL COMMERCIAL RECYCLING SERVICE*
CONTAINER SIZE NON-COMPACTED COMPACTED
32-gallon cart $6.24 N/A
64-gallon cart $7.79 N/A
96-gallon cart $9.17 N/A
1 cubic yard $16.40 $23.25
1.5 cubic yard $23.53 $33.60
2 cubic yard $29.95 $43.08
3 cubic yard $42.79 $62.06
4 cubic yard $54.20 $84.26
6 cubic yard $77.02 $113.86
8 cubic yard $96.99 N/A


Food Scraps & Yard Debris

Des Moines apartment and multi-family customers may subscribe to food scraps & yard debris collection service and reduce garbage collection costs. The following food scraps & yard debris container sizes are available for apartment and condo customers:

WEEKLY FOOD SCRAPS &
YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION
MONTHLY RATE PER CART
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
1 2 3 4 5
96-gallon cart $16.96 $33.93 $50.89 $67.86 $84.82
Extra Yard Debris $2.23 (per 32-gallon equivalent)

Garbage

Des Moines customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether. The following garbage container sizes are available for commercial customers:

Cart Service

GARBAGE – WEEKLY COLLECTION
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
MONTHLY RATE
PER CART
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CART
20-gallon cart $24.25 $6.69
32-gallon cart $27.20 $7.50
64-gallon cart $37.48 $10.31
96-gallon cart $47.10 $12.94
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES RATE
Extra Garbage (per 32-gallon equivalent) $5.49 each
Return Trip $7.27 each
Overweight/Oversize Container $4.12 per pick up
Redelivery of Containers $12.12
Cart Cleaning (per cart) $12.12
Drive-in Charge $7.27 per pick up

 

Small Container Service

GARBAGE – WEEKLY SMALL CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CONTAINER
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cubic Yard $88.68 $177.36 $266.04 $354.71 $443.40 $24.34
1.5 Cubic Yard $129.16 $258.32 $387.48 $516.65 $645.81 $34.45
2 Cubic Yard $167.07 $334.14 $501.21 $668.29 $835.36 $45.83
3 Cubic Yard $242.89 $485.80 $728.69 $971.58 $1,214.49 $66.61
4 Cubic Yard $313.57 $627.15 $940.72 $1,254.31 $1,567.88 $85.96
6 Cubic Yard $454.94 $909.88 $1,364.81 $1,819.74 $2,274.68 $124.67
8 Cubic Yard $586.01 $1,172.03 $1,758.03 $2,344.05 $2,930.06 $160.52

 

GARBAGE – WEEKLY SMALL CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
ON-CALL SERVICE*
PER CONTAINER
1 2 3 4 5
1 Cubic Yard $172.41 $344.81 $517.22 $689.63 $862.04 $47.07
1.5 Cubic Yard $253.99 $507.98 $761.96 $1,015.95 $1,269.94 $69.33
2 Cubic Yard $332.48 $664.96 $997.43 $1,329.91 $1,662.39 $90.73
3 Cubic Yard $4489.46 $978.92 $1,468.37 $1,957.82 $2,447.28 $133.53
4 Cubic Yard $658.07 $1,316.13 $1,974.20 $2,632.26 $3,290.33 $179.55
6 Cubic Yard $942.89 $1,883.78 $2,825.67 $3,767.57 $4,709.45 $256.79

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES PER OCCURRENCE
Return Trip $12.12
Extra Garbage (loose cubic yard) per pick up $14.71

 

Large (Roll-off) Container Services

GARBAGE – WEEKLY LARGE CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $170.13 $60.72
15 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $182.58 $72.87
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $194.84 $85.01
25 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $207.20 $97.15
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $219.56 $109.29
40 Cubic Yard Drop Box $244.28 $121.44

 

GARBAGE – WEEKLY LARGE CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE

CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $200.41
15 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $212.77
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $225.13
25 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $237.49
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $249.86
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $274.57

*On-call service is an add-on to a recurring service.

Recycling

Des Moines commercial customers’ garbage service includes recycling collection service for up to 150% of subscribed garbage volume at no additional charge.

ON-CALL COMMERCIAL RECYCLING SERVICE*
CONTAINER SIZE NON-COMPACTED COMPACTED
32-gallon cart $6.24 N/A
64-gallon cart $7.79 N/A
96-gallon cart $9.17 N/A
1 cubic yard $16.40 $23.25
1.5 cubic yard $23.53 $33.60
2 cubic yard $29.95 $43.08
3 cubic yard $42.79 $62.06
4 cubic yard $54.20 $84.26
6 cubic yard $77.02 $113.86
8 cubic yard $96.99 N/A

Food Scraps & Yard Debris

Des Moines commercial customers may subscribe to food scraps & yard debris collection service and reduce garbage collection costs. The following food scraps & yard debris container sizes are available for commercial customers:

WEEKLY FOOD SCRAPS &
YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION
MONTHLY RATE PER CART
NUMBER OF PICK-UPS PER WEEK
1 2 3 4 5
96-gallon cart $16.96 $33.93 $50.89 $67.86 $84.82
Extra Yard Debris $2.23 (per 32-gallon equivalent)