trash collection sERVICE


The Board of Aldermen takes pride in the fact that the City pays for all residential trash, recycling and yard waste pick as well as bulk and appliance pick-ups. Trash, recyclables, yard waste and other items must be placed curbside for pickup by 7:00 a.m. the scheduled pickup day. Please contact the City Office at 636-225-7873 to schedule a pick up time for appliance or bulky item pick up.


Our Basic Service includes once per week curbside pickup of trash, recycling and yard waste. Our contract provides trash and recycle containers to be picked up at the curb. The refuse hauler is responsible for maintenance and replacement of any of these containers at no cost to the resident. With the new law stating that Freon needs to be removed from any refrigerant, the City has agreed to pay the cost of this removal when set up through our hauler.

Mondays:  Trash:

One bulky item may be added to your trash for pickup if it is able to be lifted by one person.
Contact the City Office when you have large bulky items to schedule a pick up time.

Items Needing Special Preparation

Bathtub (plastic) - Break down into manageable pieces
Box Springs - None
Carpet - Cut in 4’ length
Furniture - None
Lawn Mowers - Empty gas and oil
Mattresses - None
Microwaves - None
Railroad Ties - Cut in 4’ length (limit of 6)
Treated Lumber - Cut in 4’ length (limit of 6)
Christmas Trees - None

MONday:  Yard Waste

Yard Waste must be clearly marked in a container or bundled. You may use brown paper compost bags.

Items Needing Special Preparation

Tree Limbs - Cut in 4’ length tied in bundles (limit of 6)
Leaves - None


All recycling must be placed in the provided container. If you do not have a container, call the City Office and one will be delivered to your home.  For a handy "recycling made easy", check out this Single Stream Recycling flyer here.


Newspapers including inserts (remove plastic sleeve)
Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books
Kraft (brown paper) bags, Paperback books
Office, computer, notebook, gift wrap paper, junk mail
Cereal, cake and food mix boxes, gift boxes, etc.
Cardboard, beer/soda cases (NO waxed cardboard)


Soda & water containers-rinsed
Milk, detergent, shampoo bottles-rinsed
Glass bottles & jars (no window glass or dinnerware)
Aluminum food cans, trays and foil, metal food cans
Steel cans and lids
Aseptic packaging and table top containers (milk & juice containers)


Appliances (white goods)

Contact City for all Appliance pick-ups

Items Needing Special Preparation:

Dishwasher - Remove Door
Dryer - Remove Door
Hot Water Heater - Empty
Refrigerator - Remove Door & Freon
Deep Freeze - Remove Door & Freon
Trash Compactor - Remove Door

Items that will not be accepted in waste or recycle:

Car Batteries
Televisions, Computers or Computer Parts
Tires and other automotive parts cannot be accepted
Motor Oil, insecticide, herbicide, anti-freeze or Hazardous Chemical containers
Limits:  Please remember that our contract is for residential service.  If there is a limit on the item you would like to discard, an additional charge may apply.

Helpful Information:

Motor oil/Tires - Contact your quick-lube, tire shop or call 1-800-MOTOROIL
Automotive, sealed lead/gel-cell batteries-take to an automotive dealer for recycling or trade in.
Rechargeable batteries (cordless phones, shavers, camcorders, portable appliances, computers) CALL 1-800-8BATTERY for information.


Waste Management observes six holidays per year:
New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

If the holiday falls during the business week and it is before your pick up day, your pick up schedule will fall ONE DAY later for that week. If the holiday is on Saturday or Sunday, the pickup schedule does NOT change.

If the regular schedule pickup is: Then your holiday pick up will be:


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