Residential Curbside Trash Collection
The City of St. Peters provides residents with regular curbside trash collection. Visit our Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste home page to find your collection schedule and get the STP Collects app so you never miss collection day!
- Use ONLY the container furnished by the City. All refuse must go inside this container. Place the container AT THE CURB by 6:30 a.m. on collection days, but not earlier than 6 p.m. of the previous evening. The wheels and the handle should face your home.
- Keep the container 4 feet from any obstructions (i.e., car, mailboxes, streetlights, etc.) so the collection truck can easily approach the container.
- Bring the container forward past the curb if parked cars are a constant problem.
- Be a good neighbor. When not in use, please store your container “out of sight” from the street. Your neighborhood will look nicer. You will reduce scavenging and decrease the risk of your container being stolen.
- Regularly scheduled curbside trash collection is for items that fit inside your trash cart. Items too large for your container may be scheduled for bulky item pick-up. Learn how you can schedule bulky item collection services.
Hazardous materials are not collected and should not be placed in your trash container. Please read the label of the item for proper disposal directions.
DO NOT place the following items in your trash container:
- motor oil
- yard waste or dirt (learn about yard waste collection services)
- hot ashes (learn more below)
- flammable items including propane tanks
- construction or demolition debris
- concrete or plaster
- automotive parts, including tires, car batteries or motor oil
- fiberglass boats
Proper Sharp Disposal Protects Our Employees!
What are "sharps?" Sharps are hypodermic needles, syringes with needles attached or needles from infusion sets. Diabetics and others who use sharps must dispose of them in a safe manner. Placing these items directly into the trash or in a BLUE BAG causes a health risk for our employees at Recycle City.
There is an easy, safe way to dispose of hypodermic needles and syringes. Place used sharps in a heavy-duty, puncture-resistant container such as a used plastic detergent or bleach bottle. Before placing in the trash, put one teaspoon of bleach in the container and screw the lid tightly closed. The final step is to secure the lid to the container using a heavy-duty tape such as duct tape.
Too often, needles are disposed of improperly and end up loose at the recycling plant where materials are hand-sorted. This poses a health risk to workers. Residents of St. Peters are reminded that sharps or containers of sharps MUST NOT be placed into a BLUE BAG for recycling and loose sharps must not be placed in the trash.
For more information about sharps disposal, call 636-970-1456.
Disposing of Fireplace, Firepit or Barbecue Ashes
Hot ashes can reignite and endanger property and people's lives. Before throwing ashes in the trash from your barbecue pit, fire pit or fireplace, remember to place them in a metal container and store them outside so that the ashes cool. Fire officials recommend that the ashes cool for a week before placing them in your trash cart. Even after such time, it’s recommended that you stir the ashes to verify there are no glowing coals before throwing them in the trash.
Ashes that are not properly disposed of can ignite in the trash and cause a house fire. Or, they can ignite a fire in the trash truck causing costly damage.