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Large Item Trash Collection

  • Bulky Trash pickup is for certain oversized items that are too large to fit in your trash cart. Each subdivision has four scheduled bulky trash pickup dates per year - CLICK FOR BULKY TRASH SCHEDULES. Sign up at least 48 hours in advance of your subdivision’s scheduled bulky trash pickup date in order to receive bulky trash pickup service at your address. Call the Solid Waste Office at 636-970-1456, or SIGN UP FOR BULKY TRASH SERVICE ONLINE. Off-schedule pickups may be scheduled for a fee.


Bulky Trash 

Bulky Trash Pickup Truck 2018 


Types of Items that MAY be set out as bulky items


  • Brush less than 8 feet in length.
    • No need to bundle the brush.
    • Separate brush from other Bulky Trash.
    • Paper yard waste bags will be collected on Bulky Trash collection day ONLY.
  • Stoves*
  • Water Heaters*
  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Mattresses
  • TV Sets
  • Swing Sets (disassembled)
  • Shower Doors (glass taped)
  • Washers*
  • Dryers*
  • Furnaces
  • Dishwashers*

*Also qualifies for optional appliance pickup.


The maximum amount of items that can be picked up at one time is approximately the amount that can fill the back of a pick-up truck bed. The preferred method of disposal for smaller items is to place them inside your roll-out container for regular trash collection. Microwave ovens can be placed in your trash carts.




Types of Items that MAY NOT be set out as bulky items


  • Commercial Wastes
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Tires and Car Batteries
  • Liquids (i.e. paints, motor oil, solvents, etc.)
  • Freon-based appliances
  • Any item longer than 8 feet
  • Any items that can normally be placed inside the trash container




Preparing and Scheduling a Bulky Pickup


You need to sign up at least 48 hours in advance of your subdivision’s scheduled bulky trash pickup date in order to receive bulky trash pickup service at your address.


Preparation and scheduling of a bulky pickup consists of four steps:


  • Check the Bulky Collection Schedule. Click here to see when your subdivision is scheduled for bulky trash pickup. If you do not have a subdivision name, check for the street name.
  • Determine what you want picked up and what will be accepted. Keep in mind that tires, paints, liquids, car batteries or anything hazardous are not allowed. Items longer than 8 feet are not accepted. Hot water heaters, washers, dryers, furnaces, dishwashers and stoves are acceptable. Other major appliance such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners can only be picked up on Major Appliance Pick-up Friday for a fee. The entire pickup cannot be greater than what would fill one back of a pick-up truck bed.
  • Prepare your items:
      • Stoves – latched doors should be removed.
      • Glass Doors/Windows – Make a big "X" from corner to corner across the glass with duct tape. Place the glass in front of or on top of all other items so the driver can definitely see that there is glass to be picked up. This prevents the glass being shattered on the lawn or driveway.
      • Lawn Mowers – Drain gasoline and oil.
      • Brush/Limbs – Place in a separate pile from all other items because a separate truck picks them up after everything else is picked up. If any of the limbs are bigger than 6 inches in diameter, they need to be put in a separate pile from the smaller pieces. No brush/limbs can be any longer than 8 feet.
  • Schedule your bulky pickup in advance. You must sign up at least 48 hours in advance of your subdivision's scheduled bulky trash pickup date in order to receive bulky trash service at your address. Call the Solid Waste office at 636.970.1456 or click here to schedule a bulky pickup online.

  • Place items at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m. the day of the pickup, and no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before the pickup. Everything must be placed a minimum of 3 to 4 feet away from any obstructions such as cars, mailboxes, or trees so the automatic arm has room to maneuver safely when picking up your items.  



Off-Schedule Bulky Pickups

If you have items you want to dispose of immediately or do not want to wait until your scheduled bulky pickup, you have the following options:


  • Bring your bulky items to Recycle City at 131 Ecology Drive. There is a charge for this service See Walk-ins. Hours are Monday through Friday (7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.).
  • Schedule a fee-based, Friday off-schedule bulky pick-up. The cost is a minimum of $50 for up to four cubic yards of bulky. Four yards is equivalent to what will fit in the back of a large pick-up truck bed. The fee will be added to your utility bill. Schedule no later than Thursday at noon to have pick up on Friday by calling 636.970.1456 OR click here to schedule online.
  • Rent a roll-off container.



Major Appliance Recycling Program



Curbside pickup of major appliances with or without Freon:

• Major appliance pickup occurs each Friday.
• Call 636-970-1456 option #1 to make appointment for collection.
• The curbside pick up charge is $15, or $20 for appliances with Freon (see below).

Major appliances that do NOT contain Freon (see below) can be included with your regularly scheduled bulky pickup at no additional charge.


You have the option to bring your major appliance to Recycle City for recycling.

  • No charge to drop off non-Freon major appliance (see below)
  • Charge for appliances with Freon (see below): $20 disposal fee

Example of Freon-based appliances:

  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers

Example of appliances without Freon:

  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Trash Compactors
  • Dishwashers
  • Conventional Ovens
  • Ranges
  • Stoves
  • Woodstoves




For information, call 636-970-1456.

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