Residential Refuse Drop Off

City Residents refuse dumping guidelines, hours and locations of Transfer Stations, including the types of refuse, bulk or yard waste the City will and will not accept.

Overview

Every year, St. Louis City residents can bring up to 12 loads of trash, yard waste, recycling, bulk or BOAT (car batteries, motor oil, appliances and car tires) items to the City Transfer Stations.  

Commercial trucks are not allowed. Rental trucks are acceptable.

Loads will be inspected on-site by Refuse staff who will direct vehicle to appropriate disposal location(s). 

Dumping Hours

Transfer stations is now open 7 days per week except on City-observed holidays.

Open between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday - Sunday

Dumping Locations

Download map of the transfer stations

 

Preparation

  1. Bring proof of identity and residency documents

For Homeowners:

  • your driver’s license or State ID, and
  • a recent combined Water/Solid Waste Fee statement that demonstrates you own property in the City.

For Renters:

  • your driver’s license or State ID, and
  • any other recent utility bill that demonstrates you live in city. 
  • Confirm that the property owner pays the Solid Waste Fee, if the property owner does not, renters are not eligible for the drop-off service.
  1. Prior to arrival check the following:
  • Identify items that can be recycled or reused and dispose of them as suggested.
  • Confirm you have no Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in your load. HHW is not accepted at Transfer Stations. Plan to dispose them properly at no cost to you at a HHW drop-off site.
  1. Review the full list below of what will be accepted and what will NOT be accepted for disposal
  • confirm your load includes only items in the accepted for disposal list.
 
Accepted for Disposal  Not Accepted for Disposal
  • Residential Building Construction and Demolition Materials (bricks, drywall, plaster, shingles, etc.)
  • Ashes
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Bedding
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shrubs and Tree limbs no Larger than 6 Inches in Diameter and 4 Feet Long
  • Bulk Items (household furniture, sofas, etc.)
  • Street Sweepings, Rubbish, Trash, Garbage, Household Waste, Refuse
  • Motor Oil, Cooking Oil
  • Household Items
  • Windows (glass, aluminum. vinyl, wood)
  • Yard and Green Waste, Wood Scraps
  • Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, etc)
  • Christmas/Holiday Trees.
  • Waste generated or originating outside the City of St. Louis City Limits
  • Anti-freeze
  • Auto Parts
  • Asbestos
  • Any item not normally found in any household chemicals, commercial or Business Waste
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Dead Animals
  • Dirt
  • Drums Barrels or Tanks
  • Enclosed Containers

Instructions

At the Transfer Station you will be asked to:

  • Show Proof of City residency. 
  • Residents will place their loads in containers as directed by the foreman.
  • Anyone suspected of hauling for hire will be rejected.
  • Refuse from any business will not be accepted therefore any load which appears to be commercial waste will be rejected.
  • Refuse from charities, churches, or other non-profit organizations will not be accepted.

Fees

Service is included in the residential Solid Waste Collection Fee (commonly referred to as trash bill).

 

What to Expect

The City of St. Louis Reserves the right to reject any loads!

Contact

Refuse Division

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, Mo 63139

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact the Refuse Division

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