Recycling/Compost

Opening hours

  • Monday
    12:00 am12:00 am
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am6:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am6:00 pm
  • Friday
    8:00 am4:00 pm
  • Saturday
    8:00 am4:00 pm
  • Sunday
    12:00 am12:00 am
With the exception of holiday weeks, the following curbside collection will be performed on Mondays as follows:

Ward #1   = First Monday of the Month

Ward #2 = Second Monday of the Month

Ward #3   = Third Monday of the Month

Ward #4 = Fourth Monday of the Month

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AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. All leaves/limbs must be placed at the curb or at your   normal trash collection point by 5:00 a.m. of the scheduled curbside collection day (or set out the night before).
  2. TREE TRIMMINGS must be no more than 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length, and in an amount not to   exceed one 4’ long x 2’ high x 2’ wide bundle at any one location. Bundles must be bound by twine or string. Use of wire or plastic ties is not acceptable.
  3. LEAVESmust be put in biodegradable “paper” bags or in containers that can be picked up and dumped by one person. Local grocery and hardware businesses carry the large paper bags which can be used for the leaf pickup.
  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, after notice is given leaves can be raked to the curb, but not into the street or curb & gutter. Leaf vacuum trucks will go thru town and collect the piles of leaves from the edge of your yard.
Compost Depositing Requirements

Tree trimmings must be no more than 6 inches in diameter, no more than 6 feet in length, and are not required to be bound by twine, rope.

  1. Leaves must be in biodegradable “paper” bags or emptied from your own containers – no cardboard or plastic.
  2. No stumps or bushes with intact root balls will be   accepted at this facility.
  3. Commercial haulers depositing will be charged a $2.00 per cubic yard fee. A regular size pickup will hold approximately 2 cubic yards.
AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

 

Compost Removing Requirements

As conditions warrant, two loads of compost are available to each resident living in the 63090 zip code.  Loading services are provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

AVAILABLE TO: Residents/businesses in the 63090 area. No commercial business may remove any material for which the user directly or indirectly charges or receives a fee for the material.

 

CURBSIDE RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS:

Prepare Recyclable items as listed below then place them in the bin and set it out to the curb either the night before or by 5:00 am on your scheduled day of pickup:

#1 PET Plastic Bottles –(usually soda and water bottles) – Rinse Clean, and you can leave the Caps On. Containers can be flattened.

#2 HDPE Plastic Bottles – translucent (usually milk jugs) and colored (usually detergent bottles, lotion, etc.). Rinse Clean, and you can leave the Caps On. Containers can be flattened.

Glass – green, brown, and clear – bottle and jar glass only. All other types of glass will not be accepted. Rinse Clean and remove lids. Metal lids can be recycled with the steel cans.

Tin Cans – Rinse Clean. Lids can also be recycled. Containers can be flattened.

Aluminum Cans – Rinse Clean. Containers can be flattened.

Newspaper –  Newspapers and inserts (as they are delivered). No plastic, cardboard, or mail. Tie Newspapers in bundles with rope or twine or place in a brown paper bag. Please do not mix with magazines and phone books.

Magazines – Less than 1” thick. Tie Magazines in bundles with rope or twine or place in a brown paper bag. Magazines and Phone Books can be placed in the same brown paper bag.

Phone Books – Tie Phone Books in bundles with rope or twine or place in a brown paper bag. Magazines and Phone Books can be placed in the same brown paper bag.

If possible hold onto Paper Products for the following week on rainy days!

 

RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS FOR ITEMS ACCEPTED AT THE RECYCLE CENTER:

  1. #1 PET Plastic Bottles (usually soda/water bottles) – Rinse clean and you can leave the caps on. (No black or brown colored #1 PET plastic accepted.) Containers can be flattened.
  2. #2   HDPE Plastic Bottles — translucent (usually milk jugs) and colored (usually detergent bottles). Rinse clean and you can leave the caps on. Containers can be flattened
  3. Glass – green, brown, and clear – bottle and jar glass only. All other types of glass will not be accepted. Rinse clean and remove all caps/lids. Metal lids can be recycled with the tin cans.
  4. Tin cans – Rinse clean and lids can be recycled as well. Containers can be flattened
  5. Aluminum cans – Rinse clean. Containers can be flattened.
  6. Newspapers.— Newspaper and inserts only (as delivered). No plastic, cardboard or mail. Newspapers may be tied in bundles with rope or twine or placed in brown paper bags. Do not mix with magazines and phone books.
  7. Magazines — Magazines less than 1” thick. Tied in bundles with rope or twine or placed in brown paper bags. Magazines and Phone Books may be placed in the same brown paper bag.
  8. Phone Books — Phone Books tied in bundles with rope or twine or placed in brown paper bags. Phone Books and Magazines can be placed in the same brown paper bag.
  9. Office Paper Stock — Copy Paper, Junk Mail, Envelopes, etc. There are certain restrictions. Call 636-390-1032 for details.
  10. Clean Corrugated Cardboard – accepted from residents and businesses.
  11. Shoes (Used & New) – Tie or band pairs together.
  12. Consumer Box “Chipboard” – Cereal, tissue, soda/beer, cracker, toiletry boxes, etc.

Please deposit each type of recyclable in the proper bin or area.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE

 

Large appliances including: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, water heaters, scrap metal, etc., will be   accepted at the City Compost/Recycling Facility 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, call 390-1032 to verify.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE

Used motor oil will be accepted at the City Compost/Recycling Facility during normal hours of operation. No mixed oil will be accepted. Tests may be performed on the oil to be disposed of to verify that it is strictly motor oil. The limit is five (5) gallons per visit unless otherwise authorized by the Street Superintendent. Residents must sign the log sheet. Oil must be in containers that are easily dumped – no trash bags or trash bags in containers.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE

Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Compost/Recycling Center. A special collection for Christmas trees is also made throughout town on Wednesday January 2, 2018, please place all trees curbside before 5:00 am on Wednesday.   If you miss this collection, place your tree out on your normal scheduled Leaf & Limb Pickup day.  Remove all lights & stand.

AVAILABLE TO CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

(ALL TYPES OF ELECTRONICS, usually anything with a cord)

Held in April & October. Flyers are posted on the city website & info advertised in the Missourian. Call 390-1032 for other places you can make a drop off in between the City of Washington events.

AVAILABLE TO ANYONE