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Trash Service and Waste Management in Des Moines, IA

Aspen collects recycling every other week on your trash service day during the green week or gray week. You are assigned a pickup week — GREEN or GRAY — depending on where you live.

Please see your new customer information or call Aspen Customer Service at 515-974-1400 if you don’t know your pickup week.

Aspen provides a 65 gallon container for single sort recycling in addition to a 35, 65 or 95 gallon container for trash. Please have your carts out by 6:30 a.m.

Get Aspen’s residential holiday collection and recycling calendars here.

Aspen can pick up appliances for an extra charge. Call Aspen for rates.

Other appliance pickup services:

Appliance Professionals
Call to arrange drop off time. Fees can be less expensive than Aspen.

Iowa Baptist Mission

Aspen does not pick up electronics. We recommend calling:

A-Tec Electronics

Cleaning, moving, remodeling. When you tackle a big project such as remodeling, landscaping or an extra-thorough spring or fall cleanup we can provide the container you need to get rid of the extra debris. We’ll deliver a roll off box that’s the right size for your job on the day of your choice. Call us at 515-974-1400, or send an on demand service request.

Less than a roll off? We’ll collect trash that’s too much for your cart, such as furniture, on the day of your regular pickup or any other day when you call or request an extra pickup.

Roll off container sizes

SizeTypical Exterior DimensionsMax. Volume
20 yard22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high20 cubic yards
30 yard22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. high30 cubic yards
40 yard22 ft. long by 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high40 cubic yards

Please call Aspen customer service at 515-974-1400 to discuss your options, obtain pricing and schedule delivery.

How to Save on Big Disposal.

When filling a roll off container, don’t intermix different types of waste in the box.

Construction/demolition waste, yard waste and household trash are each taxed differently. Household trash incurs a much higher tax rate, so if you contaminate your yard waste or construction debris with trash, you may have to pay much more than anticipated to dispose of it. Also don’t hide prohibited items in the load, such as tires or appliances, because you will be charged at a much higher rate by the disposal site.