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Washington, Missouri

City of Washington strives to provide up-to-date information on city services that enhance your quality of life here at our website. Washington is a growing community next to the Missouri River in Franklin County. We boast an excellent school system, and a tremendous park system. Washington serves as the retail hub and industrial development leader of the County.

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Press Release

The City of Washington is announcing the acquisition of 9.72 acres adjacent to the Washington Landfill located at 925 Struckhoff Lane. The City owns and operates the landfill which accepts residential waste and serves contracted haulers within a 20 mile radius.

In order to keep all options open for the collection of solid waste within the area, the City purchased the property “to ensure our solid waste collection is operating at the highest level of service and as cost effectively as possible”, according to Darren Lamb, City Administrator of the City of Washington. The location has been identified as a solid waste transfer station location. “With volatility in the recycling market, solid waste collection and disposal is a top priority for the City”, said John Nilges, Public Works Director for the City of Washington. Lamb added, “The City of Washington will be continuously evaluating all options on how we handle solid waste generated by our citizens and the surrounding community throughout the coming years.”

The Washington Landfill opened up in 1997 and has received 640,000 tons of solid waste to date. On average the landfill accepts approximately 25,000 tons per year of which 5,000 is collected from residents within the City.
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Since the recycling center no longer accepts chipboard, I can imagine trash will increase as a direct result of this. Is there anything the city can do to get more residents to recycle items that are still accepted? That way those items are not going to the landfill. Maybe an ad campaign to let residents know about the recycling program? Or recycling bins located next to trash cans in public spaces?

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Save the Date and note drop-off location!

5 days ago

City of Washington, Missouri Government

Ameren is upgrading infrastructure to improve electrical service in the area. As a result, the beginning of some street closures begins Tuesday, January 21. There will be no parking and the sidewalk will be closed on the south side of 3rd street from Washington Ave. west to Boone street from January 21 - 24. (Essentially along Mercy Hospital and Mercy Medical Building - North) - In the future there will be intermittent complete closures of Third Street in the same area. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

City of Washington, Missouri Government

Due to the prediction of sleet and freezing rain, the Washington Riverfront is closed for safety until conditions improve. ... See MoreSee Less

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule Reminder :
Curbside Refuse & Recycle:
Monday (01/20) will be picked up Tuesday (01/21)
As a reminder, please place your curbside refuse/recycle out the night before or by 5 a.m on the day of your pickup.

Landfill: Monday (01/20) Closed
Recycle Center: Monday (01/20) Closed
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City Offices will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21 at 8 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less

City Offices will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21 at 8 a.m.
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