Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Delay

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. Learn more >>


As a customer of Metro Waste Authority, we are pleased to provide you with an online bill-pay option. Existing customers have a unique number associated with their account. Please use your account number when filling out the payment form to ensure proper billing allocation. Once your payment is successfully submitted, it will be applied to your account within 24 hours. If you submit payment during the weekend, it will be applied on the following Monday. A confirmation email will be provided upon successful submission of online payment and the payment will then appear on your next statement.

If you have any questions, please call Finance at 515.323.6515.

Tax Exempt Customers

If you are tax-exempt, please complete the Sales Tax Exempt Form. 

Make a Payment

Please use the form below to make a payment. 

Please be sure you wish to pay METRO WASTE AUTHORITY in Des Moines, Iowa. Metro Waste Authority, a government agency, does NOT collect residential garbage or recycling. 

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