The City of Kirkwood accepts Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) for recycling at the Finance window at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm).  Residents will receive a new CFL bulb for every used CFL that is turned in for recycling.  CFLs should NOT be placed in recycling carts or in regular trash bags for collection.  CFLs are hazardous waste.  Thank you!


Fluorescent lights (not CFLs) are hazardous waste and should be taken to the new St. Louis County Hazardous Household Waste site in South County.  To drop off fluorescent lights or other hazardous waste, you must first make an appointment.  Please visit their Website for additional information:

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Missouri. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. To donate, you can give us a call at 1-855-366-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form (click here).



For NEW information about Special Pick-Ups, click here.



~ Map Showing Change from Current Routes (all caps) to New Routes (caps/lower case)

~ Map Showing New Routes Effective January 6, 2014

~ Spreadsheet of ALL City of Kirkwood Addresses, with Current Route Schedules (Updated January 7, 2014)

Cost and Service

Kirkwood provides curbside sanitation service for $17.06 per month.  All trash, recycling, and yard waste are collected on one single day each week. Click here to determine on which day of the week your trash will be collected.  The service includes up to five bags placed at the curb.

The monthly rate includes 50 bags delivered each year in August to all curbside customers. Bags and throw-away containers are limited to 35 gallon bags and a weight of less than 50 pounds.

Please note:  Other than the City-provided recycling cart, any container placed at the curb will be removed as trash and not returned.

Basic service does not include loose building materials, such as lumber, dry wall, railroad ties, or carpeting. Pick up of leaves, grass clippings, garden residue, limbs, or brush is not included in the basic residential service.

Collection Time

Trash should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. of the scheduled pick up day, but no earlier than dusk on the previous evening.

Bag Delivery

The Sanitation Division delivers one roll of 50 bags to each curbside customer in August. For your convenience, additional bags are available at City Hall for $7.00 (tax included) per roll of 50 bags.

Special Pick Up -- Large Volumes:  NEW Collection Day

This service is provided on a user-fee basis and is not included in the residential service.  NEW:  Special Pick-Ups are ONLY DONE ON FRIDAYS, effective January 1, 2014.

A fee of $20 is charged for each major appliance, large furniture item, tire or truck hopper load (3' x 3' x 6' - 2 cubic yards - not compacted) of miscellaneous items. To schedule a special pick up, call 822-5828 or send an email to: to email your request.  You must make your request no later than noon on Thursday, for Friday collection.  Please note if making your request by email: Your request has not been scheduled until you receive a confirmation email from the City.

Special pick up service cannot include concrete, bricks, dirt, rocks, limbs, yard waste, or brush. Railroad ties must be cut into three foot lengths.

Hazardous Waste
Saint Louis County has a new permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection site in South County. You must make appointments in advance to drop off materials.  Please visit their Website to learn more.

SANITATION HOLIDAYS FOR 2014:  Each year, sanitation holidays are determined based on when the landfills are closed. For 2014, there will be NO sanitation collection on the dates listed below. All trash, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day all week if the holiday falls on a Monday (e.g., Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, and so forth).  If the holiday falls later in the week, the delay is noted below:

  • New Year's Day:  January 1 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday routes are delayed)
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday:  January 20
  • Memorial Day:  May 26
  • Labor Day:  September 1
  • Thanksgiving Day:  November 27 (only Thursday routes are delayed)
  • Christmas Day:  December 25 (only Thursday routes are delayed

PLEASE NOTE:  Sanitation is collected normally on Presidents' Day, which is NOT a sanitation holiday.  Also:  This year, Independence Day is on a Friday, so sanitation will not be affected that week.


Q: I have some electronics I need to recycle.  How do I do that?  A:  Click here for a copy of the City's Recycling Guide, which provides a list of local companies that recycle electronics.  Additionally, there are local electronics recycling events throughout the year, and we will post those on this page as they are announced.  Click here for the WITS Website and a list of their ongoing electronics drives throughout the year.

Q:  I have some old paint I need to dispose of.  Can I put it out with my trash?  A:  If the paint is latex AND dried out, you can put it out with your trash.  To dry out paint, leave it open for a while or add cat litter.  The City of Kirkwood does not accept non-latex paint for collection, but Saint Louis County does have a hazardous waste collection program (see "Hazardous Waste" above).

Q. When I run out of  the black trash bags the City delivers, do I have to buy more of these, or can I use any plastic trash bag?  A.  Great question.  YES, you can use any kind of plastic trash bag you want.  You are not required to use the Kirkwood-issued black bags.  We used to require that, but no longer.  However, no matter what kind - or SIZE - of bag you use, you can still only place FIVE bags out at the curb on your collection day.  If you buy a smaller bag, you can't put more than five bags out, so you may want to buy a size large enough to fit all your trash.

For more information on the City's sanitation program, call 314-822-5828.