The City of Windsor Heights contracts with Metro Waste Authority  who manages Curb It!, the curbside recycling program, but contracts with Waste Management to collect the recyclables from the curb. Recycling is collected every other week on Friday. All items must be placed in the city approved green bins and placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day. One bin is provided for each residence. Additional bins may be requested by contacting Metro Waste Authority. To order an additional bin, please call 515-244-0021 during regular business hours.


515.244.7336, Waste Management, hauler

  • Friday is Your Collection Day
  • Missed Collection
  • Set out time & tips: Read Cart Placement guidelines for details.

Start/Stop Service

515.283.8700, Des Moines Water Works



  • Recycling service begins when water service is requested. If it's a new home, choose a 96- or 48-gallon cart at this time. The cart will be delivered shortly after.
  • A cart should come with existing homes, but if not, call City Hall.



  • Recycling service ends when water is canceled.
  • When you move, leave your cart with the house.

General Questions 

515.244.0021, Metro Waste Authority

Request an Extra Cart

515.244.0021, Metro Waste Authority

Cart Inquiries

515.244.7336, Waste Management, hauler

  • Request a different cart size. Choose between 96- and 48-gallons.
  • Call if the cart is broken or stolen.

Apartments & Townhomes

Recycling Drop-Offs

Residents can take recyclables to one of the Recycling Drop-Offs around the