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Call 515-265-7374 and let the Commercial Waste Experts at Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines schedule your FREE Commercial Waste Audit.

A free waste audit by Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines can help tailor your waste collection services to the waste stream of your business.

For example, did you know that recycling and proper composting could save your business money by avoiding disposal and hauling costs? Or that Waste Connections of Iowa can work with your business to create a more cost-effective, tailored trash and recycling pickup schedule? Were you aware that Waste Connections provides Des Moines Metro businesses with an extensive container inventory ranging in size from 2 yards on up to permanent compactors?

What is a Waste Audit?

A waste audit is an analysis of your business’ unique waste stream. By using the data we collect, we can help your business identify and right-size your Des Moines commercial trash and recycling subscriptions.

What are the benefits of a free waste audit by Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines?

  • Peace of mind knowing your business is meeting legal disposal requirements.
  • Your business will recycle more, which diverts useful materials from the landfill, reduces air and water pollution, and conserves natural resources.
  • Your business may reduce the volume and/or frequency of solid waste disposal and hauling costs.

Commercial Containers

For Greater Des Moines commercial waste and cardboard only recycling, Waste Connections of Iowa offers a wide range of front-end load containers.

Commercial Front Load Container Sizes

Front load flat
Front load - Flat

Front load slant
Front load - Slant

2 YARDSlant
Capacity 14 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 35”
Front Height 32 ¾”
Back Height 42 ½”
3 YARDSlant
Capacity 21 Bags
Bottom Width 70 ¾”
Top Width 82 ½”
Depth 46 ¾”
Front Height 45 ⅞”
Back Height 53 ⅞”
4 YARDSlant
Capacity 28 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 50 ½”
Front Height 44 ¾”
Back Height 59”
6 YARDFlat
Capacity 42 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 66”
Front Height 59 ½”
Back Height 59 ½”
6 YARDSlant
Capacity 42 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 65 ½”
Front Height 50 ¾”
Back Height 57 ½”
8 YARDFlat
Capacity 56 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 66”
Front Height 80 ¼
Back Height 80 ¼
8 YARDSlant
Capacity 56 Bags
Bottom Width 72”
Top Width 74 ½”
Depth 78”
Front Height 51 ⅝”
Back Height 71 ⅝”

 

Commercial Waste Materials

For safety, environmental or legal reasons some waste materials are not allowed in any Waste Connections of Iowa –Des Moines container. For example, Waste Connections is not licensed to haul Hazardous Waste. If your business generates Hazardous Waste please visit Metro Waste Authority for more information on how to have it disposed of properly.

Acceptable Commercial Waste
  • General business related trash
  • Food service waste
  • Non-hazardous medical garbage
Unacceptable Commercial Waste

Commercial - Cardboard Only

For any business that needs a dedicated container for Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC), Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines offers a full range of front load container sizes. We also collect bailed OCC from our Greater Des Moines business recycling customers.

Commercial Cardboard Only

Commercial Single Stream Recycling

Single Stream Recycling Container Sizes

The importance of commercial recycling in Des Moines couldn’t be clearer. For Single Stream Recycling (SSR), Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines offers four sizes of rear-load containers. These containers have wheels to make it easy to roll.

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Commercial Recycling
Rear Load for Single Stream Recycling

2 YARD
Bottom Width 70 ½”
Top Width 79”
Depth 40”
Front Height 36”
Back Height 40”
3 YARD
Bottom Width 70 ½”
Top Width 80”
Depth 72”
Front Height 47”
Back Height 47”
4 YARD
Bottom Width 70 ½”
Top Width 80”
Depth 96”
Front Height 48”
Back Height 48”
6 YARD
Bottom Width 70 ½”
Top Width 80”
Depth 116”
Front Height 48”
Back Height 48”
 
Acceptable Commercial Recycling Items

GLASS, ALL COLORS
  • Bottles (no lids)
  • Jars (no lids)
METAL
  • Aluminum cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Steel or tin cans
  • Wire hangers
PLASTIC
  • Screw-top plastics (with caps)
  • Only yogurt and margarine tubs (no lids)

PAPER
  • Corrugated cardboard (breakdown and cut to fit into cart)
  • Mixed paper (junk mail, phone books, envelopes)
  • Newspaper, glossy inserts and magazines
  • Paper food cartons (not caps) (not cylinder shaped)
  • Shredded paper (place in paper sack or box)
Unacceptable Commercial Recycling Items
  • Any item not on ‘Acceptable’ list
  • Aluminum foil or foil baking pans
  • Compostable cups, plates, utensils and bags
  • Containers for hazardous materials
  • Food contaminated itesm (pizza boxes, paper plates, napkins)
  • Garbage or yard debris
  • Plastic Bags or recycables in plastic bags
  • Plastic and styrofoam food containaers, lids & loose caps
  • Styrofoam containers, dishes, cups, packing pellets



Commercial Compactors

Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines rents, sells and services compactors for business. If your waste stream is high-volume but low density – like that of a grocery store of hotel – a compactor may help your business significantly reduce the frequency of your Greater Des Moines commercial waste collection (and the cost of service). In fact, depending on the materials, four to five times as much waste can be handled with a compactor system from Waste Connections of Iowa.

Why your business should consider a trash compactor from Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines:

  • To save space normally taken up by bulkier waste and receptacles
  • To reduce the cost of your Des Moines commercial waste collection service
  • To lower contamination and pest infestation risk
  • To make waste easier and safer to handle

Commercial Billing

Waste Connections of Iowa – Des Moines commercial trash and recycling customers are billed on the first of every month with payment due on the 25th day of the same month.

New Greater Des Moines commercial waste collection customers will receive their first invoice from Waste Connections of Iowa in the mail. With that invoice on hand, customers can click the ONLINE BILL PAY button on our website and pay their bill online either one transaction at a time or by setting up an automatic bill pay arrangement.


Payments accepted include:
  • Bank account payments from savings or checking
  • Credit or debit card payments: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

We also accept payments at our office:
Waste Connections of Iowa
4705 NE 22nd St
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: 515-265-7374

 

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