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, 2023, and Feb. 28, 2023. Residents who do not wish to cancel service will automatically receive yard-waste collection again beginning March 6, 2023. Residents who receive yard-waste pickup should set yard-waste out on the same day they set out trash and recycling. Everything should be placed at the curb on the evening before your scheduled collection (or no later than 6 a.m. on your collection day).

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 must be 65 or 95-gallon capacity. Carts that do not have these features may not be accepted. All yard waste must be contained in cart and cart lid must be fully closed. Residents may include up to 14 lawn/leaf yard-waste bags in addition to their yard-waste cart. 

Yard-Waste, Per-Bag Service: 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.

What’s Included/Not Included: Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, or limbs and branches. Limbs and branches should not be more than five feet long, six inches in diameter or weigh more than 50 pounds. Also, bundles should not be more than 18 inches in diameter and must be tied securely. Yard waste DOES NOT include dirt, sod, rock, concrete, asphalt, lumber, tree stumps or logs/branches more than six inches in diameter.

Yard-Waste Questions: For questions about yard-waste collection, please call the Public Works Department at (636) 639-2049.

Yard-Waste Cart Requirements:
Meridian Yard Waste Cart with Arrows Front. Meridian Yard Waste Cart with Arrows Back

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