Trash and Recycling
COVID-19: In response to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy," the Public Works Department has adjusted how it collects bulk items and appliances. Please visit our Covid-19 page for all the details or call the 24-Hour Customer Service Call Center at (515) 283-4950.
The City of Des Moines Public Works Department Solid Waste Division is responsible for collecting and disposing of garbage, recyclables and yard debris through weekly curbside collection and community events.
Request Garbage or Recycling cart replacements, extra carts or report missed collections, using our online forms: