Explore this page to learn in detail what items should and should not go in which bin for each of the City provided waste services: Recycling, Trash, Yard Waste, Bulk Pickup and Household Hazardous Waste.
The items below can go in your blue recycling dumpster or rollcart. Keep them loose, clean & dry. Always flatten your cardboard. All recyclables can be mixed together in the same bin (AKA single stream, commingled recycling, mixed recycling).
Keep Them Loose
Keep Them Clean
Keep them dry
Always Flatten Your Cardboard
Aluminum Pie Plates
Plastic Bottles – #1-5, 7
Plastic Tubs- #1-5, 7
Plastic Jugs & Containers – #1-5, 7
NO Ceramic or Glass Plates, Glasses, Cookware or Bakeware.
NO #6 Plastic
NO Food Waste or Food Contaminated Items
The items below can be placed in your trash dumpster (brown) or rollcart (green).
Trash is also referred to as garbage, landfill or rubbish.
Greasy Pizza Boxes
Glass or Ceramic Plates, Glasses, Cookware or Bakeware.
Large Plastic Items
Rigid Plastic Items
The items below can be placed in your green yard waste dumpsters or rollcart.
Yard Waste is also referred to as Green Waste.
The City of St. Louis operates weekly yard waste collection during the spring, summer and fall.
Learn more about Yard Waste collection.
Sticks, Branches, Logs & Limbs
The items below can be placed out for once-per-month collection during your regularly scheduled Bulk Pickup week. You can place up to 3 items out each month.
The items below can also be dropped off at a transfer station once-per-month. You can drop off up to 3 items each month.
Bundled Branches & Logs
Household Hazardous Waste
Also known as HHW, the items below are considered hazardous and should be disposed of properly.
St. Louis city residents have access to the St. Louis Household Hazardous Waste dropoff sites which accept all of the items below.
Mercury Containing Items
The items below are collected seasonally and have designated dates and locations for collection. Details will be posted when these services are available.