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Recycling/Compost

    Place cart at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection 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

    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 (636) 321-2100 or email wasteconnectionsmo@wasteconnections.com 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 pickup day.  Please do not park in way of cans.
    •All recycled materials must be clean and dry.  Please no plastic bags.
    •All materials must fit in the cart.  Extra carts are available to rent.

    To find accepted and prohibited recyclable items click here.

    Please call the Customer Care Center at (636) 321-2100 or email wasteconnectionsmo@wasteconnections.com to schedule service or request more information.

    The City of Washington will be hosting two E-Cycle Collection Events on Saturday, April 16, 2022 and Saturday, October 8, 2022.

    AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
    ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
    •Computers and components
    •Office equipment
    •Communication equipment
    •Electronic equipment
    •Microwaves
    •Phones (including cell)
    •Vacuum Cleaners
    •Anything with a cord or batter, working or not working

    NOT ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
    •Alkaline batteries
    •Light bulbs
    •Media (CD, DVD, cassette, VHS, floppy disk, etc.)

    CHARGES FOR TV’S & MONITORS:

    $5.00/eachCRT Monitors
    $10.00/eachAny Freon Containing Unit
    $20.00/eachLED/LCD/Plasma TV's
    $30.00/eachCRT TV's 26" or Less
    $50.00/eachCRT TV's 27" or Greater
    $50.00/eachWood Console & True Big Screen/Projection TV's

    All appliances (washer, dryer, refrigerators, etc.) can be dropped off at the Recycle 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.

    April 16, 2022 E-Cycle Event Flyer
    October 8, 2022 E-Cycle Event Flyer

    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

    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

    2022 Compost/Recycling Center Holiday Hours

    DateHolidayObservedSchedule
    01/01/22New Year's Day01/01/22CLOSED
    01/17/22Martin Luther King Jr. Day01/17/22CLOSED
    02/21/22President's Day02/21/22CLOSED
    05/30/22Memorial Day05/30/22CLOSED
    06/19/22Juneteenth Day06/20/22CLOSED
    07/04/22Independence Day07/04/22CLOSED
    09/05/22Labor Day09/05/22CLOSED
    11/11/22Veterans Day11/11/22CLOSED
    11/24/22Thanksgiving11/24/22CLOSED
    11/25/22Day After Thanksgiving11/25/22CLOSED
    12/24/22Christmas Eve 12/24/22CLOSED
    12/25/22Christmas Day12/26/22CLOSED

    Place cart at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection 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 (636) 321-2100 or email wasteconnectionsmo@wasteconnections.com to schedule services or request more information.

    AVAILABLE TO ANYONE
    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.

    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

    Which ward am I in?

    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.  Please do not park cars near the piles of leaves.

     

    LEAF VACUUM SERVICE:
    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.

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

    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 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

     

    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.