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METRO WASTE AUTHORITY – Seasonal and COVID-19 Updates

METRO WASTE AUTHORITY – Seasonal and COVID-19 UpdatesMar 25, 2020


Spring Clean-up has been rescheduled.  If your trash day is normally Monday (you reside south of the railroad tracks), the Clean-up Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th.  If your trash day is normally Tuesday (you reside north of the railroad tracks), the Clean-up Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th.  Please have your items out for pick up by 7:00am on the designated Saturday for your Clean-up Day. Please check out the Metro Waste information below to help you decide which items are eligible for pick up.

2020.6.Spring Clean Up Flyer _ Altoona

Compost It! to Dispose of Lawn Clippings, Twigs, & Leaves

MWA’s Compost It! program collects yard waste at your curb starting April 6th.


Waste Management is resuming pick-up of large items at the curbside. They will also collect extra trash.

Please email customercare@mwatoday.com with your questions or concerns.


Due to current public health recommendations, Metro Waste Authority is suspending hazardous waste drop-off in Bondurant and Grimes.

To continue serving the needs of residents for safe, smart hazardous waste disposal, we are expanding houseside hazardous waste collection to all communities in our service area.

NEW Free Cardboard Drop-off in Altoona

Overrun with cardboard that won’t fit in your Curb It! cart?

Visit the new free cardboard drop-off located at 1200 Venbury Drive in Altoona! This is at the aquatic center and the container will be in the NW corner next to the skate park. Simply remove the packing material and flatten the box, then it will slide right in.

The City of Altoona is partnering with Metro Waste Authority to bring this convenient resource closer to home. The container can be accessed 24/7. When you have oversized boxes or too much for your cart, drop it off!

Lifestyles have changed and people now have more cardboard at home than ever before. Call it the Amazon effect, sometimes there’s just too much for the cart. Leaving extra material next to the cart won’t get it picked up, so we’re making dropping it off easier.

The container available at Venbury Drive only accepts cardboard, that’s the brown stuff like the smiling boxes from Amazon. Those in the biz call it corrugated, the type with waved ridges in the middle. The flat as a pancake, thin stuff, with your favorite soda or cereal inside, are actually paper – not cardboard.

Metro Waste Authority wants to help you be a recycling expert. If you’re ever wondering where it should go, check out www.WhereItShouldGo.com or call 515.244.0021.