Fall Recycling Collection Event

Des Moines residents are invited to drop off items for recycling and reuse at this recycling and collection event October 31st from 9am to 3pm at the Des Moines Marina. Check the lists below to find out what’s accepted, or review the event flyer here.

To ensure the safety of everyone at the event, please wear masks and gloves, and pack your items so they can be removed quickly.

Accepted Materials:
  • Electronic/Computer Equipment – no fee
  • TV Sets – no fee
  • Tires – fees apply
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Propane Tanks – fee applies
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks – fee applies
  • Appliances & Scrap Metal – some fees apply
  • Refrigerators & Freezers – fee applies
  • Bulky Wood
  • Mattresses/Box Springs – fee applies
Items Not Accepted:
  • No paint of any kind
  • No Styrofoam blocks/packing peanuts
  • No construction/demolition debris
  • No garbage
  • No clothing, furniture
  • No plastic bags, toys, hoses, etc.
  • No window glass
  • No motor oil, filters, and antifreeze
  • No solvents or thinners
  • No pesticides/herbicides
  • No household chemicals, cleaning products
  • No fluorescent lights