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Solid & Yard Waste Info

Resident Solid Waste & Yard Waste Information

Trash & recycling collection is on both Tuesdays & Fridays. Yard waste collection is on Wednesdays. Only Cottleville solid/yard waste containers can be used for pickup - no privately owned containers due to liability issues. Additional yard waste can be dropped off at the Earth Center, located at 135 Ecology Drive in St. Peters, at no charge to City of Cottleville Residents with Resident Privilege Card. Resident Privilege Cards can be obtained at the Recycle City administration office located at 135 Ecology Drive
in St. Peters.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:  Containers must be at the curb by 6:30 am with the lid opening facing the street;  ALL trash and tied blue bags must be inside the container.  Containers need to be placed five feet from any obstruction, i.e., mailboxes, parked vehicles, basketball hoops, etc., to prevent damage from the automated collection arm.

Dirt and rocks are classified as solid waste items.  These items interfere with the yard waste machinery.  Please put these items in your solid waste container for collection.
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Last Day of yard waste collection is 1/11/17 and will resume on 3/1/17.   

*Lawn bags are not routinely collected; except during October, November, & December; filled with only leaves.   
Additional yard waste options can be obtained at the St. Peters Earth Center. 
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FEES:
First solid waste container                                               $28/month
Additional solid waste container                                       $17/month
First yard waste container                                               FREE 
Additional yard waste container(s)                                   $17/annual fee
Senior citizen discount [65+ yoa]                                    10% monthly discount
                                                                                                                     
NEW RESIDENTS RECEIVE ONE FREE CARDBOARD PICK UP  

Contact Lindsay Jones at lindsay.jones@cityofcottleville.com to be added to the schedule for Tuesday pick up.  ONLY cardboard!  Please NO styrofoam, paper, plastic, or bubble wrap. 
                                                                                                                                    

Special Instructions For Disposing Certain Items:

  • Christmas trees - The Earth Center will take live Christmas Trees during regular Earth Center hours for residents. All decorations, lights, and stands must be removed from the tree. Also, if transporting the tree in a plastic bag, please remove the bag at the Earth Center and put the bag in the trash can provided. Curbside collection is on normal yard waste day pickup (Wednesday) - tree must be cut in half.
  • Paint cans -  Paint needs to be dry.  Use a clay based cat litter, sawdust, or sand; mix by stirring, and let the paint dry.  Leave the paint lid off and place the dry paint can inside the solid waste can.
  • Styrofoam peanuts - Styrofoam peanuts need to be placed inside a tied bag.  Please no loose peanuts.
  • Sharps (hypodermic needles and syringes) - Avoid recapping needles.  Place used needles directly in a heavy-duty, puncture resistant container, such as a plastic detergent bottle or an empty bleach bottle.  Place one teaspoon of bleach in the container.  Screw the lid tightly closed and secure the lid using heavy-duty tape. Write "Medical Waste" in permanent ink.  Dispose in trash - not with recyclables.  NEVER USE A GLASS CONTAINER FOR NEEDLE DISPOSAL! 
  • Cooking grease - Cooking grease must be in solid form.  The solid form needs to be in a sealed container and then placed inside the solid waste can. 
  • Cooking oil - Cooking oil is in liquid form and CAN NOT be placed inside the solid waste can.  For assistance, contact Recycle City.
  • Motor oil - Motor oil CANNOT be placed inside the solid waste can.  It can be disposed of at Recycle City.   
  • Tires - Tires can be disposed of at a dealership or retailer who sells tires.  They may charge a fee.
  • Household hazardous and/or chemical waste can be disposed at