Yard Waste Collection
St. Peters' Earth Centre
was opened in 1992 after a Missouri law banned
yard waste from landfills. The facility accepts and processes brush, grass
clippings, leaves, and other organic material into mulch and compost. The City of St. Peters also provides weekly yard waste collection, except from approximately the middle of January through the beginning of March (exact dates can be found in the City's UpFront
and My Hometown
newsletters each year). Yard waste is picked up at curbside once a week from single-family residences in St. Peters and brought to Earth Centre for processing. LEARN ABOUT OUR YARD WASTE CARTS
- If your trash is collected on Mondays & Thursdays, yard waste pickup is on Wednesdays.
- If your trash is collected on Tuesdays & Fridays, yard waste pickup is on Mondays.
All "soft" yard waste (i.e., grass, leaves, garden waste, etc.) MUST be placed in paper lawn and leaf bags or in a City of St. Peters yard waste cart. LEARN ABOUT CHANGES FOR THE 2014 SEASON (pdf format).
- Yard waste bags may weigh no more than 50 lbs. each. Bags are available for purchase at most area retail outlets.
- Sticks and twigs may be placed into bags if they are not over 3 feet in length or 1" in diameter.
- Brush between 1" and 6" in diameter may be securely bundled with twine in 3-foot lengths for curbside collection.
- DO NOT place sod, dirt, rocks, or stones in the bags. These items are not accepted at Earth Centre because they can damage the machinery used for composting.
- Place bags at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on collection days. They should be clearly visible from the street. (DO NOT place the bags inside your regular trash container!)
Note: Bulky brush not over 8 feet in length may be scheduled for collection during your quarterly bulky item collection.
Optional Yard Waste Carts
Optional yard waste carts are provided to St. Peters residents who prefer a more convenient disposal option for yard waste. Each single-family St. Peters household can get one free cart. Additional carts are available for an annual fee of just $15 each. For more information, please call 636.970.1456.
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St. Peters Earth Centre
115 Ecology Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376
For information, call 636.970.1456.