Metro Waste Authority Goes To School!

posted 8/3/2016

Teachers understand the more students know about their own environment, the more they care about the choices they make. At Metro Waste Authority (MWA), we understand this too and provide interactive education programs to expand students’ knowledge and sow seeds for becoming good environmental stewards. Our programs target students and teach them about recycling and waste reduction, how our landfill works, and why it’s important to dispose of household hazardous waste the right way.

What’s New?

You might be familiar with our classic environmental programs for preschool through middle school students, but this year we are expanding our audience by adding a new program aimed at high school students called Wasteonomics: The Economics of Waste. This program takes a closer look at how the economy influences what we can recycle and what needs to go in the trash.

How Can My Child Participate?

The school districts listed below (the service area for Metro Waste Authority) are eligible to take advantage of these fun and interactive educational programs free of charge!

  • Ankeny
  • Bondurant-Farrar
  • Carlisle
  • Dallas-Center Grimes
  • Des Moines
  • Johnston
  • North Polk      
  • Norwalk
  • Saydel
  • Southeast Polk
  • Urbandale
  • Waukee
  • West Des Moines

Be sure to check out the list of available presentations and tours. For more information about safe, smart disposal and recycling options, visit or call 515.244.0021.