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.


Every year, St. Louis City residents can bring up to 12 loads of trash, yard waste, and bulk items to the City Transfer Station.

Commercial trucks are not allowed. Rental trucks are acceptable.

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

Dumping Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM except on City-observed holidays.

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED. Weekend service discontinued as of June 30, 2023.

Dumping Locations


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Confirm the load size is no larger than a load which could be carried in a 1/2 ton pick up truck.
  4. Ensure your vehicle conforms to the vehicle requirements:
    • vehicle dimension no larger then 5 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet high.
    • No modified pickups or trailers.
    • No combination of loaded truck and trailer.
    • No dump trucks or enclosed trucks except passenger vans (U-Haul must meet dimension requirement).
    • No vehicles with sideboards, railings, or stake bodies. 
  5. Review the lists of what each transfer station accepts and does not accept. Confirm your load includes only items in the accepted list.


  • 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.


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!


Refuse Division

(314) 622-4800

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

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

Contact the Refuse Division

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