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    Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Recycling Center/Compost during normal business hours.

    A special collection for trees throughout town will be done Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  Trees must be placed curbside by 5 a.m.  If the collection is missed, trees will be picked up on your normal scheduled Leaf/Limb pickup day.  Please remove stands, lights and ornaments.

    Please have all carts at the curb by 6 a.m. of your scheduled pickup day.  Please do not park in way of cans.

    Monday – Area 1:
    •East of and including Penn Street to east City limits, north of and including Ninth Street to the river
    •East of and including International Avenue and east of and including Hara Lane to east City limits

    Tuesday – Area 2:
    •South of Ninth Street and from Highway 47 to Highway 100
    •South of Jefferson Street and Eighth Street intersection (including both sides of Jefferson Street and Highway A), and east of Hara Lane and South of Highway 100

    Wednesday – Area 3:
    •North of and including Ninth Street from Jefferson Street to Penn Street
    •South of Ninth Street, North of Highway 100 between Highway 47 and International Avenue

    Thursday – Area 4:
    •North of Fifth Street (except Windy Hills) and west of Jefferson Street to west City limits, Meadowlake Farm Subdivision and S. Old Pottery Road

    Friday, Area 5:
    •Windy Hills Subdivision
    •South of and including Fifth Street, west of Jefferson Street to west City limits

    Contamination Issues:
    Contamination occurs in recycling when non-recyclables are placed in the recycling container.  Contamination can include anything from food and liquid waste to plastic bags.  Without your help through individual action, recycling will continue to become less profitable and less possible.  Understanding the importance of proper recycling and being mindful of what you toss in the container, is the first step to reducing contamination.

    Please call Waste Connections Customer Care Center at (573) 678-2492 or email to schedule services or request more information.

    Can I Recycle Wrapping Paper/Gift Bags/Ribbons?

    •Recycling will be picked up on the 1st and 3rd pickup day of the month, on the same day as your trash.  Place toter to the curb with metal arm facing the street, please do not block.
    •All recycled materials must be clean of food waste, dry, and free of non-recyclable materials.
    •All materials must fit in the cart so lid closes.
    •No plastic bags, film, styrofoam, yard waste, trash, etc.

    To find accepted and prohibited recyclable items click here.

    Please call Waste Connections Customer Care Center at (573) 678-2492 or email to schedule services or request more information.

    The City of Washington will be hosting two E-Cycle Collection Events on Saturday, April 13, 2024 and Saturday, October 19, 2024.

    •Office equipment
    •Vacuum Cleaners
    •Electronic Components
    •Mobile Phones

    •Alkaline batteries
    •VHS Tapes
    •Light Bulbs
    •Floppy Disks
    •Smoke Detectors
    •Ballasts with PCBs
    •Gas Powered Lawn Equipment

    Recycling Fees:

    Power Tool Batteries$2.00/each
    LCD Monitors$5.00/each
    Flat Panel TVs up to 32"$10.00/each
    Flat Panel TVs 33" & up$20.00/each
    CRT Monitors$30.00/each
    Tube Television 27" & below$50.00/each
    Rear Projection TV$60.00/each
    Tube Television 28" & up$60.00/each

    All appliances (washer, dryer, refrigerators, etc.) can be dropped off at the Recycling Center during normal business hours.

    If you need to dispose of electronics in between collections, please call (636) 390-1032 to find out additional drop off locations.

    Recycle Center Items Accepted/Requirements:
    1.   Paper:  Office paper, junk mail, magazines, newspaper (glossy inserts okay), paper egg cartons
    2.  Corrugated Cardboard:  do not put in dumpster, there is a separate location on site
    3.  Consumer Box “Chipboard”:  cereal/soda boxes
    4.  Plastic Bottles & Containers:  #1 – #7 on the bottom and caps can be left on
    5.  Glass:  bottle and jar glass only
    6.  Metal Food & Beverage Containers:  steel and aluminum
    7.  Food & Beverage Cartons:  milk and juice

    •Deposit recyclables in the provided dumpsters
    •Corrugated cardboard is in a separate area
    •All containers must be clean/dry and free from food and liquids

    Compost/Recycling Center Regular Hours

    Tuesday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Thursday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Saturday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    2024 Compost/Recycling Center Holiday Hours

    01/01/24New Year's Day01/01/24CLOSED
    01/15/24Martin Luther King Jr. Day01/15/24CLOSED
    02/19/24President's Day02/19/24CLOSED
    05/27/24Memorial Day05/27/24CLOSED
    06/19/24Juneteenth Day06/19/24CLOSED
    07/04/24Independence Day07/04/24CLOSED
    09/02/24Labor Day09/02/24CLOSED
    11/11/24Veterans Day11/11/24CLOSED
    11/29/24Day After Thanksgiving11/24/24CLOSED
    12/24/24Christmas Eve 12/24/24CLOSED
    12/25/24Christmas Day12/25/24CLOSED

    Please have all carts at the curb by 6 a.m. of your scheduled pickup day.  Please do not park in way of cans.

    Waste Connections does not operate on the below holidays.  If a holiday occurs on or before your pickup day, services will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.  If a holiday falls on the weekend, it will not impact the schedule.

    Holiday Schedule

    New Year's Day
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day
    Please call Waste Connections Customer Care Center at (573) 678-2492 or email to schedule services or request more information.

    Large appliances including: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, water heaters, scrap metal, etc., will be accepted at the Recycling Center during normal hours of operation.  All metals must be placed in the trailer. No fencing or barbed wire.

    If you are not sure if the item you plan to dispose of can be placed in the scrap metal trailer, please call (636) 390-1032.

    With the exception of holiday weeks, the following curbside collection will be performed on Mondays as follows:

    Ward 1First Monday of the Month
    Ward 2Second Monday of the Month
    Ward 3Third Monday of the Month
    Ward 4Fourth Monday of the Month

    Which ward am I in?


    1. All leaves/limbs must be placed at the curb or at your normal trash collection point by 5 a.m. of the scheduled curbside collection day or set out the night before.
    2. Tree trimmings must be no more than 6″ in diameter and 4′ in length, and in an amount not to exceed one 4’ long x 2’ high x 2’ wide bundle.  Bundles must be bound with rope or twine.  No plastic or wire ties acceptable.
    3. Leaves must be put in biodegradable “paper bags” or in containers that can be picked up and dumped by one person. Bags can be purchased at local hardware stores.
    4. No grass clippings will be picked up curbside.  Grass clippings can be deposited at the Recycle Center.
    5. LEAF VAC: Late in the fall of the year, when notice is given, leaves can be raked to the edge of your property; not in the street.  Please do not park cars near the piles of leaves.


    Crews will conduct two (2) rounds of leaf pickups for residents this year.  Click here for additional information.

    Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb, but not place them in the streets, gutters or on sidewalks.  Residents are also asked to not park vehicles near the piles of leaves to make it easier for crews to pick up.  If vehicles are parked on or too close to the pile, those leaves will be left and picked up on the second round as long as the vehicle is moved.

    You can also bring your leaves to the Recycling Center at 400 Recycle Drive, if you miss the curbside pickup.

    Used motor oil will be accepted at the Compost/Recycling Center during normal hours of operation.

    • No mixed oil will be accepted, tests may be performed to verify it’s strictly motor oil
    • There is a five (5) gallon drop off limit unless authorized by the Street Superintendent
    • Residents will be required to sign the log sheet
    • Oil must be in containers that are easily dumped
    • Containers must be taken with you once emptied


    1.  Tree trimmings must be no more than 6″ in diameter, no more than 6′ in length and are not required to be bound with rope or twine.
    2.  Leaves can be in biodegradable bags or emptied from your container.  No cardboard or plastic bags.
    3.  No stumps or bushes with intact root balls will be accepted.
    4.  Commercial haulers depositing yard waste will be charged $2.00 per cubic yard fee.  A regular size pickup holds approximately 2 cubic yards.

    As conditions warrant, two (2) loads of compost are available to residents living in the 63090 zip code.