Waste Management and Recycling
Trash, Recycling, Compost, Reuse
Aug 31, 2021 - The City of St. Louis Refuse Division would like to remind residents with roll carts that the trash collection schedule will be adjusted to accommodate Labor Day observance on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Services and Information
2016 America Recycles Day | Flyer
2016 America Recycles Day Flyer
Automotive Battery Recycling
The Refuse Department accepts automotive batteries for recycling from City residents only.
Clean Up St. Louis
Clean Up St. Louis is an initiative of Mayor Lyda Krewson and a collaboration between the City and YOU to address blight, litter, and illegal dumping
Learn about the Forestry Division's compost operations, location, and Residential Yard Waste Drop Off services.
Dispose of Waste from Remodeling or Renovating
How to dispose of remodeling or renovating debris at one of the City transfer stations.
Drop-off Recycling Locations
A list of drop-off recycling options in the City of St. Louis. Includes Fire Station and Street Receptacle drop-off locations.
Free Firewood for City Residents
The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry offers free firewood to the residents from the second week in November to the first week in March.
Locate Compost Drop Off
Learn about the composting service, drop off location, and schedule.
Locate Compost and Wood Chips Pick Up Sites
Locations where City of St. Louis residents can pick up compost and wood chips at no cost.
Locate Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Location and schedule for City of St. Louis residents who need to dispose of residential yard waste.
Prepare for Bulk and B.O.A.T (Batteries-Oil-Appliances-Tires) Item Pick-up and Disposal
Instructions and services for pick up and collections for large/bulky Items, batteries, appliances, oil Appliances, tires
Prepare for Leaf Pickup and Removal
Fall leaf pickup removal runs from the first Monday in November through December 31st on the regularly scheduled street sweeping days.
Prepare for Residential Refuse Collection
Tips to prepare for residential refuse collection
Prepare for Street Cleaning
Year round, the City of St. Louis offers a robust street cleaning program with 1,100 miles of roads swept monthly. Here's how to prepare.
Prepare for Yard Waste Pickup
How and when to gather your yard waste for local pickup
Recycle Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Recycling offered at Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, and Carondelet Park.
Report A Missed Trash Collection
Report a Missed Trash Collection or refuse issue
Report Illegal Dumping
How to report illegal dumping of any waste in the City of St. Louis.
Report Missed Street Cleaning
How to report a missed cleaning on your street
Report Recycling Program Problems and Request Services
Request information and services, or report problems related to the City of St. Louis recycling program.
Report a Problem With Trash, Debris and Containers
Report a problem with missing, misplaced, damaged or overflowing trash containers or commercial dumpster, unsatisfactory collection, billing or collection schedules.
Information about residential collection services: refuse, yard waste and bulk items, paying service fees, reporting collection issues or illegal dumping, and more.
Residential Dumping Services
Information about residential dumping services offered by the City of St. Louis, including general refuse, remodeling/renovating waste, Christmas trees, compost and more.
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.
Single Stream Recycling for Residents
Learn more about the City of St. Louis' single-stream recycling pick-up service, how it works, schedules and more resources.
What you need to know about the street cleaning service and when we clean streets in your neighborhood
Photos and Videos on Sustainability in St. Louis.
Ultimate Waste Disposal Guide
Small steps. Big impact. The Ultimate Waste Disposal Guide for St. Louis City residents.
Yard waste including grass, leaves, and limbs can be recycled - Large branches and Christmas tree disposal
Departments and Agencies
Find City recycling services, drop-off locations, submit requests for recycling service and file complaints. Follow links to stlcityrecycles.com to learn what goes in your blue recycling bin and beyond.
The Refuse Division is responsible for collection and disposal of residential waste and also coordinates efforts to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, such as recycling, composting, and waste reduction.
Online Applications and Forms
Look Up Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Days
Use the address search to find your collection day for trash, recycling, bulky items and yard waste.
Plans and Reports
Refuse / Municipal Garage - Debt Service Table
This table shows remaining principal and interest payments, by fiscal year, for Refuse / Municipal Garage Leasehold Revenue Bonds.
Maps and GIS
Books About Recycling
Environmental books available to loan out to teachers, parents and guardians. Books are available at any time and fit age groups from young children to young adults.
Conduct a Waste Audit
A waste audit is the process of collecting, sorting and measuring waste generated from your household, workplace or classroom. It can help you develop a waste management plan specific to your needs.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling in the City of St. Louis
Household hazardous waste disposal options for St. Louis City residents
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District provides comprehensive wastewater and stormwater management services to residents and businesses.
Plastic Bag Recycling
Why plastic bags are not accepted through the City’s recycling program and where to recycle plastic bags.
Recycle Beyond Your Blue Bin
STLcityRecycles.com database of location to recycle automotives, batteries, construction, electronics, garden, glass, hazardous, household, metal, paint, paper, and plastic items.
Recycle at School
Recycling resources for schools, teachers, students and educators on the City's recycling education programs, how to get classroom recycling bins, how to start rescycling at your school, the Lending Library (environmental educational books) and additional resources.
Recycling in the City of St. Louis
What to recycle, the City of St. Louis' recycling program.
What Goes Into Your Blue Bin and What Doesn't
stlcityrecycling.com is the City of St. Louis' go-to resource for information about recycling.
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