Trash Collection info

St. Louis County Trash Collection and Recycling

St. Louis County Government's Trash District Implementation Team has finalized its proposal to upgrade waste hauling services for one- and two-family homes in unincorporated residential neighborhoods. Key developments include:

  • Establishing a total of eight trash districts in unincorporated St. Louis County.
  • Establishing a provision that allows subdivisions - as certified by their Board of Trustees, Board of Directors or Condominium Board, etc. - with an active form of governance to "opt out" of the district program if a simple majority of their households agrees. These subdivisions will be able to "opt out" until February 1, 2008. Forms will be available online and at all County Government satellite offices.
  • Requesting that the County Council amend an existing ordinance to give County haulers an additional three and a half months to comply with the County's minimum level of service (once a week trash removal, once a week recycling and twice-yearly bulk pickups). Currently, that level of service must be offered by January 1, 2008.
  • Establishing that the trash district program will begin no later than Sept. 1, 2008.
  • Determining that yard waste removal - with a minimum of one quarter's service - will be an optional service offered by the hauler.

See the links below for detailed information and resources. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. If needed, Download Free Acrobat Reader.

  • Recycling Information from St. Louis County Health Department, including holiday recycling, computers and electronic device recycling,and other recycling opportunities.
  • Implementation Plan Presentation.
  • Frequently Asked Questions on the Trash Collection and Recycling program.
  • Trash Collection and Recycling District Map - A map of the eight districts for unincorporated area trash collection and recycling.
  • Subdivision Opt-Out Form - This provides an explanation of the Subdivision Option and the Opt-Out Forms needed by subdivisions. The Subdivision Option allow residents in a subdivision to provide for their own residential waste collection services rather than receive those services from the hauler awarded the County's waste collection district. The collection services provided to the subdivision must include at a minimum once a week household waste collection, once a week recyclable collection and twice a year collection of bulky waste.