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Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

The City of Wentzville is a great community, but we are not immune to crime. The Wentzville Police Department conducts proactive patrol during the day and overnight hours, but that patrol can't be everywhere all the time. Protect your property with these reminders.

• Please lock your vehicles. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

• Remove valuables from sight ñ this includes laptops, purses, wallets, money, etc.

• Remove firearms from unattended vehicles even if you have hidden them or invest in a gun safe for your vehicle.

• Never, ever leave your keys/key fobs in your vehicle.

Criminals are specifically looking for unlocked cars. Secure your items and take away the opportunity for criminals to break in. To report suspicious activity, please call the Wentzville non-emergency line at (636) 327-5105.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Wentzville residents can recycle their natural Christmas trees with curbside collection. Trees, which must be free of decorations, lights, etc., may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day between Jan. 4 and Jan. 22. For questions, please call (636) 327-5102.

Natural trees, with no decorations, coverings, stands or lights, can also be recycled at the following locations during regular park hours on the following dates:

• Progress Park: Now through Jan. 15

• Heartland Park: Now through Jan. 15

• Rotary Park: Jan. 9-15

Holiday Hours and Collection Schedule Changes

City Hall will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's Day holiday. Progress Park will also be closed on New Year's Day, however the center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31). To view the Wentzville Ice Arena's holiday hours, please visit www.wentzvilleicearena.com.

For the week of Dec. 28, collection will be as follows: solid-waste collection will remain the same Monday-Thursday. On Friday, Jan. 1, collection moves to Saturday, Jan. 2.

Snow Emergencies

Please remember when a Citywide Snow Emergency is issued, residents must move cars off of public streets. Snow Emergencies, which are issued when heavy snowfall is predicted, will be publicized on the City's Facebook page and our website at www.wentzvillemo.gov. Thank you for your help to improve our efficiency and effectiveness during these winter-weather events.