Trash and Recycling

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Solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pickups are free to residents of single-family homes and multi-family buildings containing a maximum of four dwelling units. The City's current solid waste service provider is Republic Services.

For Large item "bulky pickup" such as a couch, furniture, or appliance, etc., please call Republic Services to schedule the free removal at (636) 947-5959.

Republic Services provides trash, recycling and yard waste pickups every Wednesday throughout Richmond Heights for single family homes and multi-family buildings with no more than four units. Items must be in the tree lawn by 7 a.m. and emptied cans must be removed by 8 p.m. that evening. Items may be placed in the tree lawn as early as 3 p.m. the day before pickup.

  • Trash should be placed in the blue carts provided by Republic Services. 
  • Recyclables should be placed in the dark green carts provided by the city. Sorting is not required. 
  • Compostables/yard waste should be clearly marked and placed in reusable plastic or metal waste containers that have tight-fitting lids or in biodegradable containers such as brown kraft paper bags or un-waxed cardboard boxes. Plastic bags may not be used for compostables. 
  • Bulk pick-ups may be put out on Wednesdays as well with a few exceptions.  Appliances, electronics and construction materials must be scheduled with Republic Services.  If it is a large item requiring more than one person to lift, residents must call Republic Services to schedule a pickup.    

Please call the Public Works Department at 314-645-2277 or Republic Services at 636-947-5959 with questions about waste pickups. If you wish to pay for rear door pick up service, please contact Republic to set up the service for a fee.
You can also view the City's Disposal Guide online here.

Recyclable Materials - All items must be EMPTY * CLEAN * DRY

  • newspapers and newspaper inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • magazines, catalogs
  • junk mail
  • cardboard
  • brown paper bags
  • phone books
  • paperback books 
  • glass of all colors
  • plastic milk jugs 
  • aluminum cans
  • tin cans

For a more thorough list, please contact Public Works at 314-645-2277.

Cardboard Recycling
Cardboard is considered a single stream recycle material. The procedure for cardboard is as follows:
Needs to be broken down, dry, and smaller than 3'x3'. 
Do not place boxes inside boxes or use as a receptacle.

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