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Solid Waste and Recycling

Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection

The City contracts residential services for solid waste, recycling and yard-waste collection through Meridian Waste. The City’s contract with Meridian Waste provides a high level of service for all households at lower rates. Collection costs are consolidated with the water and sewer service monthly bill. New rates will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. To view the rate sheet, please click here.

Services include weekly trash and recycling collection. Additionally, residents can add on seasonal yard-waste pickup and schedule large-item pickups. All items are collected on the same day in their own separate containers. Items should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Please be sure that all items are placed inside your waste cart and the lid is completely closed. Objects, including cardboard, outside of waste carts will not be collected.

To make a service change, schedule a one-time pickup, or report a missed collection, fill out this form.

Set Up New Solid Waste and Recycling Service

To set up new solid waste and recycling service, along with water and sewer service, please complete the applicable form linked below. Review the service guide from Meridian here. Questions? Contact the Solid Waste department at (636) 639-2049 or Utility Services at (636) 639-2155.

Solid Waste and Recycling Rates Effective Jan. 1, 2024

Solid Waste & Recycling Weekly$17.25/month
Solid Waste & Recycling Weekly (Senior Rate)$16.25/month
Additional (40 gal.) Trash Bags Outside Your Cart$2.50/bag
Additional Cart for Solid Waste or Recycling$3/month
Additional Solid Waste/Recycling Weekly Collection$17.25/month
Large-Item Pickup (three items per quarter)Three items free/quarter
Additional Large-Item Pickup$24/item
Yard Waste 10-Month Service, pear year up to 15 leaf bags (30 gal)/week$100/year
Yard Waste Furnished Cart$30/year
Yard-Waste Per Bag Pickup$4/bag (three-bag min.)
Cart Swap$24/cart
Trip Fee$12/trip

*Up to three additional (40-gallon) trash bags may be placed outside of your cart weekly and are included in your monthly solid waste fees. An additional $2.50 per-bag charge will be added to your bill for each bag over three per week.

Large-Item Pickup

Residents can now discard up to three large items each quarter at no cost. Free large-item pickup must now be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Pickup will be scheduled on your normal trash pickup day. To schedule your large-item pickup, please visit or call (636) 639-2049. To learn more about Large-Item Pickup, and to view accepted and not accepted items, please click here.

Please note, no construction materials are accepted through large-item pickup. However, if you are working on a home remodeling project or cleaning out your basement, Meridian Waste now offers discounted residential dumpsters to dispose of these materials at a great rate. To schedule a residential dumpster, please call Meridian Waste at (314) 291-3131.

Special Accommodations for Collection Services

Our solid waste contractor offers Special Accommodations for Collection Services when all adults at an address have special needs or disabilities that prevent them from setting their trash cart/bags or recycling carts at the curb for collection. If a request for an Accommodation for Collection Services is approved by the City, Meridian Waste will collect the cart/bags at or near the garage door or front door of the home at no additional charge to the resident. As part of this special service, a smaller 35-gallon size cart may also be made available. Meridian Waste performs this special collection on the same day that curbside collection is provided on that street. For more information or to request an Accommodation for Collection Services, please call (636) 639-2049.

Yard-Waste Collection

Yard-waste collections begin the first full week in March and continue through the last week of December each year. Cancellations are accepted between Jan. 1, 2024, and Feb. 29, 2024. Residents who do not wish to cancel service will automatically receive yard-waste collection again beginning March 1, 2024. Residents who receive yard-waste pickup should set yard-waste out on the same day they set out trash and recycling. Everything should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the appropriate morning. To learn more about personal yard-waste carts, yard-waste, per-bag service, and what’s included and not included in yard-waste collection, please click here.

Additional Day Trash Service

You have the option to add on a second-day pick-up for trash. There is a fee for the additional pickup. Please call the Solid Waste department at (636) 639-2049 for pricing and to set up second-day trash collection service. The following is the schedule for pickup days:

Primary Pick-Up DaySecond Pick-Up Day

If you have additional questions, please review our FAQ, email or call (636) 639-2049.



How Do I Reserve a Residential Dumpster?

Do you have plans to start a home renovation or basement clean-out this year? Meridian Waste now offers discounted residential dumpsters to dispose of these materials at a great rate. To schedule a residential dumpster, please call Meridian Waste at (314) 291-3131.

What If I Need a Large Item Picked Up?

You can now discard up to three large items each quarter! However, free large-item pickup must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

To schedule your large-item pickup, please visit or call (636) 639-2049.

To learn more about Large-Item Pickup, including what’s accepted and not accepted, please visit

What Are My Options For Yard Waste Pick-Up?

Residents will receive weekly yard-waste pickup starting the first week of March through the last week in December. Residents can rent a yard waste cart for an additional $3 per month or choose to use brown paper yard waste bags. There is a weekly limit of 15 bags. Cancellations for weekly yard waste service are only accepted between Jan. 1 and Feb 28. 

Residents who don’t have monthly service, but wish to use the yard-waste, per-bag service, will need to schedule a pickup by calling (636) 639-2049. One-time pickup requires a three-bag minimum at a rate of $4 per bag. This service must be scheduled a minimum of two business days before a resident’s weekly solid waste collection day. Yard waste will need to be placed in paper lawn/leaf yard-waste bags and placed at the curb by 6 a.m.

To add or schedule yard waste services, call Public Works at (636) 639-2049 or visit our website at

Personal Yard-Waste Carts: If residents prefer to provide their own yard-waste cart, it must be clearly marked with  “Yard-Waste-Only” stickers on the top and both sides of the cart. Residents can request “Yard-Waste-Only” stickers by calling Public Works at (636) 639-2049. We encourage residents to rent a yard-waste cart. However, a personal cart may be used for yard-waste collection only as long as the cart includes ALL the features of the cart displayed below. Carts that do not have these features may not be accepted. 

Yard-Waste Cart Requirements:

What If I Have a Trash or Recycling Cart That Needs To Be Removed?

To have a trash or recycling cart removed from your residence, complete an online request at or call (636) 639-2049.