Recycling/Compost

AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Compost/Recycling Center during normal business hours.

A special collection for trees throughout town will be done Monday, January 7, 2019.  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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
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.

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

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
SIGN UP FOR A NEW RECYCLE BIN:

1.  Sign up for a new recycle bin at the Recycling Center.
2.  All residents are issued one (1) bin when they sign up and if they want an additional container, there is a $15.00 fee.  Most residents get by with one (1) bin.
3.  Should you damage or run over your bin, there is a $15.00 fee for a replacement.
4.  If you move from your residence, please leave the recycling bin at your address for the next resident to use.

REQUIREMENTS:
1.  Recycling bins should be placed out to the curb by 5 a.m. on your scheduled day of pickup or set out the night before.
2.  Curbside containers must be the green bins issued with the City of Washington Logo on them.
3.  Do not use plastic bags to separate your recyclables as the bins are sorted directly into the truck at curbside.
4.  Recycle bins are for recycling items only.  No trash or yard waste.
5.  All containers must be emptied of all food or liquids to eliminate contamination.
6.  If you need more room in your recycle bin, you can flatten the containers.

RECYCLABLE ITEMS ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLING CENTER THAT ARE NOT COLLECTED CURBSIDE:
1.  Consumer Box “Chipboard” – cereal, tissue, soda, cracker, pasta, boxes, etc.
2.  Office paper stock
3.  Corrugated cardboard
4.  Yard waste – City of Washington residents only
5.  Used motor oil – straight motor oil with no additives or mixtures
6.  Scrap metal – appliances, lawnmowers, bikes, post, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

E-Cycle Collection Events are held in April and October.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
•Computers and components
•Office equipment
•Communication equipment
•Electronic equipment
•Microwaves
•Toaster Ovens
•Phones (including cell)
•Vacuum Cleaners

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

CHARGES FOR TV’S AND MONITORS:
•$20 for all TV’s and monitors 32″ or less
•$25 for all TV’s and monitors greater than 32″

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

2019 Curbside Refuse/Recycle Holiday Schedule

DateHolidayObservedSchedule
01/01/19New Year's Day01/01/19Tuesday & Wednesday on Wednesday
01/21/19Martin Luther King Jr. Day01/21/19Monday & Tuesday on Tuesday
2/18/19President's Day02/18/19Monday & Tuesday on Tuesday
04/19/19Good Friday (1/2 Day)04/19/19Friday on Friday
05/27/19Memorial Day05/27/19Monday & Tuesday on Tuesday
07/04/19Independence Day07/04/19Thursday and Friday on Friday
09/02/19Labor Day09/02/19Monday & Tuesday on Tuesday
11/11/19Veterans Day11/11/19Monday & Tuesday on Tuesday
11/28/19Thanksgiving11/28/19Wednesday & Thursday on Wednesday
11/29/19Day After Thanksgiving11/29/19Friday on Friday
12/24/19Christmas Eve (1/2 Day)12/24/19Tuesday on Tuesday
12/25/19Christmas Day12/25/19Wednesday & Thursday on Thursday
01/01/20New Year's Day01/01/20Wednesday & Thursday on Thursday

 

Compost/Recycling Center Regular Hours

DayTime
MondayCLOSED
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.
SundayCLOSED

2019 Compst/Recycling Center Holiday Hours

DateHolidayObservedSchedule
01/01/19New Year's Day01/01/19CLOSED
01/21/19Martin Luther King Jr. Day01/21/19CLOSED
2/18/19President's Day02/18/19CLOSED
04/19/19Good Friday (1/2 Day)04/19/198 a.m. - 12 p.m.
04/20/19Day Before Easter04/20/198 a.m. - 4 p.m.
05/27/19Memorial Day05/27/19CLOSED
07/04/19Independence Day07/04/19CLOSED
09/02/19Labor Day09/02/19CLOSED
11/11/19Veterans Day11/11/19CLOSED
11/28/19Thanksgiving11/28/19CLOSED
11/29/19Day After Thanksgiving11/29/19CLOSED
12/24/19Christmas Eve (1/2 Day)12/24/198 a.m. - 12 p.m.
12/25/19Christmas Day12/25/19CLOSED
01/01/20New Year's Day01/01/20CLOSED

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
Large appliances including: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, water heaters, scrap metal, etc., will be accepted at the Compost/Recycling Center during normal hours of operation.  All appliances/scrap metal must be placed in the trailer provided. 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.

 

AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
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

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REQUIREMENTS:

  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.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
1.  #1 PETE (PET) Plastic Bottles (usually soda/water bottles, NO black or brown #1)  Empty container, rinse clean, caps can be left on, and containers can be flattened.

2.  #2 HDPE – Plastic bottles translucent (usually milk jugs), and colored (usually detergent bottles.)  Empty container, rinse clean, caps can be left on, and containers can be flattened.

3.  Glass – green, brown, and clear; bottle and jar glass only.  Empty container, rinse clean, remove all lids, metal lids can be recycled; leave in the bin.

4.  Tin Cans – empty cans, rinse clean, , lids can be recycled as well, and cans can be flattened.

5.  Aluminum Cans – empty cans, rinse clean, and cans can be flattened.

6.  Newspaper –  newspaper and inserts only as delivered, no plastic, cardboard or mail.  Place in brown paper bag or bundle them with rope or twine.

7.  Magazines – less than 1″ thick.  Place in brown paper bag or bundle them with rope or twine.  Magazines and phone books can be placed in the same brown paper bag.

8.  Phone Books – place in brown paper bags or bundle them with rope or twine.  Phone books and magazines can be placed in the same brown paper bag.

9.  Office Paper Stock – copy paper, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, etc.  There are some restrictions, for details please call (636) 390-1032.

10.  Corrugated Cardboard – clean cardboard accepted from residents and businesses.

11.  Consumer Box “Chipboard” – cereal, tissue, soda/beer, cracker, toiletry boxes, etc.

Please deposit recyclables in proper bin or area.

 

 

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
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 its 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