For Special Pick-Ups or Questions, call: 314-822-5828 - before noon OF THE BUSINESS DAY before your regularly scheduled sanitation pick-up. (This means: If you have Monday service, you must call on Friday by noon. Thank you.)
SANITATION ROUTES CHANGING JANUARY 6, 2014 - More Information 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 Affected Addresses, with Current and New (January 2014) Route Schedule
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.
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.
Trash should be placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. of the scheduled pick up day, but no earlier than dusk on the previous evening.
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
This service is provided on a user-fee basis and not included in the residential service.
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 click here
to email your request before noon of the business day
before your regularly scheduled sanitation pick-up. 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.
Saint Louis County is in the process of overhauling their hazardous waste collection program. Click here for more information about the upcoming changes.
SANITATION HOLIDAYS FOR 2013:
Each year, sanitation holidays are determined based on when the landfills are closed. For 2013, 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:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- New Year's Day: January 1 (only Tuesday thru Friday routes are delayed by one day)
- Martin Luther King's Birthday: January 21
- Memorial Day: May 27
- Independence Day: July 4 (only Thursday and Friday routes are delayed by one day)
- Labor Day: September 2
- Thanksgiving Day: November 28 (only Thursday and Friday routes are delayed by one day)
- Christmas Day: December 25 (only Wednesday thru Friday routes are delayed by one day)
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.
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).
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.