If you are moving into a newly constructed home, your initial containers will be delivered to you. Please allow 5 business days for their delivery (excluding weekends and holidays). If your containers have not arrived by your first scheduled garbage day please set out bagged garbage for pick up. If you are moving into an existing home the containers should be left for you by the previous home owner. If not, please contact our office so that one can be delivered to you.
Please place small items that might blow out of your container when emptied, such as packing peanuts, in a bag within the container. You are not limited to the number of items you set out. If you have more than will fit into the toter you may bag it and place it along side. There are special requirements for appliances, furniture and other bulky items.
When placing your garbage containers out for your weekly pick-up, please leave the container in your driveway and out of the street. Containers that are left in the street are subject to either being hit with a snowplow or forcing your snow plow driver to leave their plow to move the container from their path. It would be greatly appreciated by your snow plow driver to keep all garbage containers out of the streets during and immediately following any snow event. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
West of 4th Street (Including 4th St)
10th Street, North of Hwy 6
North of Ashworth Dr west of and including Willow Brook Drive to Hwy 6
North of SE Olson Dr west of and including Crabapple Drive to Hwy 6
Garbage collection is one day late after the following holidays, unless the holiday lands on a weekend:
New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
*Please set items curbside before 7:00 am the day of collection or the night before to ensure pick up.*
What is it? "Single stream" recycling is a program where all recyclable materials (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, cardboard, tin & aluminum cans, plastics (#1-#7), and glass jars/bottles are placed into one recycling toter which is picked up every other week on the same day as your current trash pickup. You will receive a 96 gallon toter that is similar to your current 96 gallon garbage toter, except that the lid will be yellow indicating for recycling use.
**Because of the alternating pick-up schedule and increase in the types of recycling material, Waste Management and the City of Waukee are requesting that all customers try the larger tote through several pick-ups before ordering the smaller tote.
Single Stream Recycling participation rates have been high in the first 2 weeks of service. Note the comparison between the curbside recycling program where residents were asked to seperate items and the single stream recycling program where residents are able to comingle recyclable items.
Rural Drop-Off Single-stream Recycling
Recycling can be dropped off at rural recycling containers available to rural Dallas County residents and is serviced by Waste Management. Drop-Off containers are located:
- Perry, south of HyVee at 14368 J Avenue
- Linden, SE Corner of North Street & Main Street
- Woodward, County Road Building; 106-9th Street
- NW Corner of Intersection of F31/P58
- Redfield, across from Casey's; 624-1st Street
- Waukee, 1205-6th Street (east side of street just south of the cemetery); north side of the Old Public Works Building
Junk Mail and mixed paper including chip board (cracker and cereal boxes)
Aluminum and Tin
For information on the recycling sites,
contact Dallas County Environmental Health at (515) 993-5803.
**WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!**
Thank you for your help...and thank you for recycling!
- Open burning is not allowed within the city limits of Waukee.
Yard waste materials must be put into biodegradable bags or reusable containers and set at the curb. It is not necessary to purchase expensive yard waste bags at stores in Des Moines. It is possible your cost includes sticker fees for the Des Moines, WDM or Clive yard waste programs. Generic yard bags will work fine.
Sticks, brush and branches must be bundled and cut to 4 ft lengths and bundled (with twine or string) with 50-lb maximum weight per bundle or if they will fit into a small reusable container they will not need to be bundled.
If yard waste is placed in plastic or piled up at the curb without being bundled, it will not be collected.
Pick-up is on Mondays from April through the end of November. Items must be set out the night before or by 7:00 am the day of collection.
The City of Waukee contracts with the Metro Park West Landfill to accept waste generated in our city. The landfill bills the City of Waukee an annual per capita fee for the use of the landfill whether the City or a private entity hires the hauler. This fee is broken down per household and charged on your utility statement as a $2.00 fee.
All residents within the corporate city limits are charged this fee. For City or Waukee garbage customers it is included in their $16.40 monthly fee.
Midwest Country Estates and some condominiums, townhome associations and apartments contract garbage collection for all their residents. They then bill the collection costs in the association dues or rent. Neither the landlord nor the development association are billed the landfill fee; therefore, the fee is not covered by the garbage charges you are paying to them.
Landfill Driving Directions
Metro Park West Landfill
Perry, IA 50220
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 noon
To view a map click here
Follow Hwy 144 (1st Street) north out of Perry. The road will curve west and then north again. As the road turns north there is a gravel road continuing west. Take the gravel road to the first intersection and turn south (left). This road will take you directly to the landfill entrance.
You must contact Waste Management (265-5267) to schedule the collection of an appliance. There is a fee of $35.00 for each appliance.
Furniture and other Bulky items
You are allowed one large item per week. There is no fee for furniture pick-up. Bulky items such as boards must be cut to 4 foot lengths, with a 50-lb maximum. Carpets: cut, rolled and tied.
As a courtesy, please notify the Utility Billing Office in advance of a large item pick-up so the driver can make preparations.
All items can be dropped off at the landfill for a $10 fee per item.
If you have any questions, please call the Waukee Public Works office at 987-4363, or the Utility Billing office at 978-5502.