Solid Waste & Recycling Information

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Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection
The City contracts residential services solid waste, recycling and yard-waste collection through Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. This contract provides a high level of service for all households at lower rates. Collection costs are consolidated with the water and sewer service monthly bill.

The services include weekly trash collection. Recycling is collected weekly for RIGIDS (metals and plastic) and residents can opt-in to have biweekly collection for FIBER (cardboard and paper). Additionally, residents can add on seasonal yard waste pickup. 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. CITY OF WENTZVILLE RECYCLING GUIDELINES

Setup/Change Solid Waste and Recycling Service: To setup or change solid waste and recycling service, along with water and sewer service, please complete the Application for Residential Occupancy and Utility Services or contact Public Works at (636) 327-5101 or Utility Services at (636) 639-2155.  

As of Jan. 1, 2020, rates for pickup are:

Solid Waste with 96-gallon cart & Rigid Recycling cart:


Solid Waste with private cart & with or without Rigid Recycling cart


Yard Waste with cart (March-December)


Yard waste with a private can (March-December)


Yard waste per-bag pickup (March-December)


Large-Item pickup


Fiber Recycling Pickup with cart



Large-Item Pickup
Large items may be more than one charge. An exact amount cannot be guaranteed until items are picked up. To schedule a large-item pickup, please call (636) 327-5101. Residents must schedule large-item pickups a minimum of two business days before their weekly trash collection day.

Special Needs Collection Services:
Our solid waste contractor, Meridian Waste Solutions, offers Special Needs Service Collection when all adults at an address have special needs or disabilities that prevent them from setting their Trash Cart, Trash Bags, Recycling Carts, Recycling Bags, Yard Waste Carts, and Yard Waste Bags at the curb for collection. If a request for Special Needs Service is approved by the City, Meridian Waste Solutions will pick up the trash at or near the garage door or front door of the home at no additional charge to the resident. Meridian Waste Solutions performs Special Needs Service Collection on the same day that curbside Collection is provided on that street. For more information or to request Special Needs Service, 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, 2021, and March 30, 2021. Residents who do not wish to cancel service will automatically receive Yard Waste collection again beginning March 1, 2021. 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.

If residents prefer to provide their own can, it must be clearly marked with  "Yard-Waste-Only" stickers on the top and both sides of the can. Residents can request "Yard-Waste-Only" stickers by calling Public Works at (636) 327-5101.

Residents who don’t have monthly service, but wish to use the yard-waste, per-bag service, will need to schedule a pickup with Public Works by calling (636) 327-5101. This service must be scheduled a minimum of two business days before a resident’s weekly trash/recycling collection day. Yard waste will need to be placed in biodegradable yard-waste bags and set at the curb by 6 a.m.

Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, or limbs and branches. Limbs and branches should not be more than 4 feet long, 3 inches in diameter or weigh more than 40 pounds. Also, bundles should be tied with a natural twine or other bio-degradable binding material. Yard waste DOES NOT include dirt, sod, rock, concrete, asphalt, lumber, tree stumps or logs more than 3 inches in diameter.

For questions about yard-waste pickup, please call the Public Works Department at (636) 639-2049.


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