SCRUB Events

 Free Drop Off - Delays Possible


Mega SCRUB 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 (assistance is provided to elderly and disabled)
  • Place all items in dumpsters or compactors as directed
  • Clean up your own mess


Items of Interest
  • Scavenging/salvaging is NOT permitted at anytime
  • Repurposed & recycled items - for complete list of items for recycling, visit or consult your local Yellow Pages
  • Yard debris is only accepted at the MWA Compost Center


Acceptable Mega SCRUB Items
Trash and Bulk Items
  • Trash Containers
  • General trash including furniture
  • Lawn mowers with all fluids drained
  • Televisions
  • Tires (any size, on/off rim)
  • Paper Shredder available on site
  • Computer equipment


Appliances (no fee)
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Microwaves
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Furnaces
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Water Heaters


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Provided by Metro Waste Authority only at MEGA SCRUB's
  • Click for items accepted and not accepted