Sanitation

Important Notice
  • Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste must be out for collection by 6:00 AM, with no exceptions.
  • Yard Waste is NOT accepted in City issued Trash Toters. See Yard Waste Collection information below.
  • To find out when your collection day is, call the Sanitation office at 618-233-6816.
  • For billing questions, contact the Sewer/Trash Billing office at 618-233-6518.

Trash Collection

All trash must be bagged and must fit inside a trash toter or can with the lid closed. Trash placed on the top or outside of the the container will not be collected.

Automated Trash Collection

For residents with automated trash collection, toters up to 96 gallons are available from the City. The first toter is provided by the City and must remain with the property. All additional toters are $75 and can be paid for at the Sanitation Office or City Hall. Yard waste and building materials are not accepted for disposal in toters.

Manual Trash Collection

This service uses trash cans up to 45 gallons, but drivers prefer 32-gallon cans. All cans must have handles, no wheels, and a detachable lid. The cans should weigh no more than 60 pounds when filled. All trash should be bagged, tied, and placed inside the can. No loose trash will be collected. 

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste will be collected in biodegradable, two-ply Kraft paper bags designed for yard waste collection, or in trash cans clearly marked 'Yard Waste' on the side of the can in letters not less than four inches high. 

Trash cans must have handles, must not exceed 32 gallons in capacity, and must weigh no more than 60 pounds when filled. Yard waste does not include dirt, sod, rock, concrete, asphalt, lumber, tree stumps, or logs over six inches in diameter.

Brush or branches not exceeding six inches in diameter may be bundled with rope or twine for collection. Bundles may not exceed 18 inches in diameter, four feet in length and 60 pounds in weight. The City will pick up one live Christmas tree per residence regardless of size. All decorations must be removed before pick up.

View the Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Resident Packet

Download and print a Resident Packet with information about all of the Sanitation Department's services. 

Sanitation Resident Packet