The City of Kirkwood no longer accepts Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) for disposal. However, Saint Louis County will accept these at their hazardous waste facility. Click here for details:


Regular fluorescent lights and tubes are hazardous waste and also 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).



Sanitation Superintendent:  John Howze
Phone:  822-5828    Email:

For information about Special Pick-Ups, click here.

Rates for sanitation collection service, effective April 1, 2017, are as follows:

~ Base service (includes trash collection and curbside recycling): $20.50 per month
~ Rear yard service: $35.25 per month.
~ Yard waste bags: Package of 5 (does not require sticker): $10.50 per package
~ Yard waste stickers (for use with non-Kirkwood bags): $1.75

Please note: This will be the first time the City has raised sanitation rates since 2005.


New Year's Day, January 1: No collection*
Martin Luther King Birthday, January 15: No collection*
Washington's Birthday, February 19: No collection*
Memorial Day, May 28: No collection*
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4: No collection**
Labor Day, September 3: No collection*
Thanksgiving, November 22: No collection***
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25: No collection****

*All routes are delayed by a day all week.

**Monday-Tuesday routes are normal. Wednesday routes move to Thursday. Thursday routes move to Friday.

***Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday routes are normal. Thursday routes move to Friday.

****Monday routes are normal. Tuesday thru Thursday routes delayed by a day all week.

Cost and Service

Kirkwood provides curbside sanitation service for $20.50 per month, effective April 1, 2017.  All trash, recycling, and yard waste are collected on one single day each week.  Click here to see which day your sanitation is collected - by street address.  The service includes up to five bags placed at the curb.

The monthly rate includes 50 plastic trash 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 (Fluorescent Lights, Paint, and More)
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.


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 (currently being updated).  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 MRC 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:  No.  All paint should be taken to Saint Louis County's Hazardous Household Waste plant in Lemay.  Here is a link to their Website where you can find information, including costs and how to schedule an appointment to drop off your paint.

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.