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Wentzville Updates by Nick Guccione

Posted on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

Trash and Recycling Reminders

The City contracts its residential trash, recycling and yard waste collection services. Collection costs are consolidated with the water and sewer service on residents’ monthly bills. The service includes weekly trash and recycling pickup and seasonal yard-waste collection*. All weekly items are collected on the same day in their own separate containers.

The City recently acquired a new trash hauler, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., so some routes have shifted slightly. While the day of the week will not be affected, the timing of residential collection may be earlier. Please keep in mind that trash must be bagged. To ensure that it’s picked up, your trash, recycling and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. This helps keep the hauler on schedule and ensures no one’s carts are missed. To learn more about the City’s single-stream recycling program and what is accepted, please visit bit.ly/wentzvillerecycles.

Large-Item Pickup

Throughout the year, Wentzville residents can schedule a special pickup for large items such as furniture, carpet, mattresses, refrigerators, TVs or bicycles. There is a fee for these special large-item pickups. Items such as a microwave or 30-inch TV are charged $9.13 per item and items such as a queen mattress, love seat, stove or refrigerator are picked up for $18.25 per item. Very large items such as a king mattress or couch sectionals are picked up for $36.50 per item. Pickups must be scheduled in advance. To schedule, please call (636) 639-2049 or (636) 639-2155.

Wentzville offers free large-item pickup during the weeks of May 1 and October 1, each year. Check the website for upcoming dates. To participate in the free large-item pickup, simply place your large items at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. Please limit free large items to a maximum of four, per household. The following items are not eligible for collection: tires, batteries, waste oil, yard waste, concrete, bricks, railroad ties, any liquids, and car or engine parts.

Yard-Waste Pickup

Yard-waste collections begin the first full week in March and continue through the last week of December. *There is an extra charge for yard-waste collection. Cancellations are accepted annually between December 1 and April 30. Yard-waste pickup should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, or limbs and branches. Limbs and branches should not be more than four-feet long, 18 inches in diameter, or weigh more than 40 pounds. Also, bundles should be tied with a natural twine or other biodegradable binding material. Yard waste doesn’t include dirt, sod, rock, concrete, asphalt, lumber, tree stumps or logs more than 18 inches in diameter.

Holiday Collection Schedule

Trash and recycling collection only observes six major holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

If one of the listed holidays occurs Monday through Friday, pickup days will occur one day later than usual (following the holiday). If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the schedule will not be affected. To view the holiday schedule, please visit bit.ly/wentzville_holidayschedule.