City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. 

Until further notice, City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. City hall will continue to provide access only by appointment. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. Amtrak service has not been suspended, however effective May 11 all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


The undesirable smell that we are currently experiencing with our water is attributed to the excessive rainfall/ runoff and treatment required to meet DNR water quality regulations. Though the smell is unwanted, the water is still safe to drink. The water’s taste and odor should dissipate within 3-4 days.


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing

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Report a missed pick-up, schedule a bulky pick-up, or report a sanitation concern:  Call 314-822-5828 or email:

New Trash Carts - New Automated Trash System

Please read all about the City's transition to trash carts and automated collection on this page of the City website


Basic sanitation service. This includes once-per-week trash collection and curbside recycling:

  • 65-gallon trash service:  $20.50 per month
  • 95-gallon trash service:  $25.50

Rear-yard service.  This is also once-per week trash and recycling. Call 314-822-5828 to inquire:

  • 65-gallon trash service: $35.25 per month
  • 95-gallon trash service:  $40.25

Yard Waste Disposal 

  • Yard waste bags:  Package of 5 (does not require sticker): $10.50 per package (non-city hall price varies by retailer). Available at Kirkwood City Hall and other locations in and around Kirkwood. Yard waste bags are generally in limited supply at various local retailers so we cannot guarantee their availability. Please call ahead to ensure items are in stock. 
    • Retailers:
      • Global Foods Market - 421 N. Kirkwood - (314) 835-1112
      • OK Hatchery - 115 E. Argonne - (314) 822-0083
      • Ace Hardware Des Peres - 11767 Manchester - (314) 966-6611
      • Kirkwood Hardware - 139 W. Jefferson - (314) - 821-0164
      • Walgreens Kirkwood - 441 N. Kirkwood - (314) 965-7944
      • Kirkwood Deli - 500 W. Essex - (314) 966-6699
      • Schnucks Kirkwood - 10233 Manchester - (314) 965-7310
      • Schnucks Des Peres - 12332 Manchester Rd - (314) 965-3094
      • Dierbergs Warson Woods - 9901 Manchester - (314) 919-0600
      • Dierbergs Des Peres - 9901 Manchester Rd - (314) 238-0400
  • Yard waste stickers:  For use with non-Kirkwood yard waste bags: $1.75 per sticker (non-city hall sticker price varies by retailer).       
    • Retailers:
      • Ace Hardware Des Peres - 11767 Manchester - (314) 966-6611


  • Christmas Tree Pick-Up:  The City will pick up Christmas trees curbside at no additional charge during the month of January each year - on your regular collection day.  In February and other months, however, a yard sticker must be affixed to the tree.  Please remove all decorations and lights, and please do not place the tree in a plastic bag. 

Bulky pick-ups

Curbside Recycling


  • Collection Days: Find your collection day by street address
  • The City of Kirkwood will collect all trash, recyclables, and yard waste one day per week for every single-family household. Please have all materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your sanitation collection day. 
  • The City provides each single-family household with a 65-gallon recycling cart and a 65-gallon trash cart (or a 95-gallon trash cart if requested). Loose recyclables - no plastic bags - should be placed in the recycling cart, while loose or bagged trash should be placed in the trash cart.
  • Cart Placement: The trash and recycling carts should be placed behind the curb, three feet apart from each other and three feet away from obstructions such as cars, trees, or mailboxes. Carts should be placed with the handle on the sidewalk side. 
  • Any oversized cardboard that won't fit in the recycling cart may be taken to the Scheidegger Depository, or call 822-5828 for an extra recycling pick-up. 
  • Please understand that weather and other unforeseen circumstances may delay collection into the evening, so please leave all materials out until they have been picked up. 
  • Bulky Collection: Basic service does not include loose building materials, such as lumber, dry wall, railroad ties, or carpeting. These materials can be picked up through our Bulky Collection service.
  • Yard Waste: Pick up of leaves, grass clippings, garden residue, limbs, or brush is not included in the basic residential service. This is part of our Yard Waste service. 
  • Hazardous Waste:  St. Louis County has a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection site (link to external page).  You must make appointments in advance to drop off materials. 

Sanitation Brochure

  • For a list of 2020 holidays and other important information, please read the Sanitation Brochure

Other Information

Contact the Sanitation Superintendent, John Howze: 314-822-5828 or

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