SCRUB Events
Metro Compost Center Guidelines for SCRUB Events

Free Drop Off - Delays Possible

Metro Waste Composite Center Hours:  7Am to 2PM on SCRUB Days Only


Compost Center Requirements


User Requirements
  • Residents of Des Moines only:  Proof of residency is required:  Photo ID or current utility bill.
  • NO commercial haulers.  Commercial haulers MUST use landfill.


Vehicle Requirements
  • Cars, pickups and small trailers are preferred.
  • Large trailers MUST be sponsored by neighborhoods.


Unloading Procedures
  • Ask where to unload.
  • Plan to unload your own vehicle within 15 minutes. 
acceptable compost center items


Yard Debris
  • Yard waste containers
  • Brush, tree limbs (24" diameter or less maximum length 10'), pruning's
  • Loose leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Straw, hay
  • Garden waste
Metro Waste Authority Compost Center
1601 Harriett Street
Directions & Map
  • From I-235, go south on SE 14th St. to Harriett Street.  Turn East on Harriett St. and follow back to MWA Compost Site.
  • Printable Map