Refuse Collection Information
Trash should be contained in trash bags, and bags should be placed inside trash containers that are in good condition with handles and detachable lids. Trash cans can be up to 45 gallons in capacity but can weigh no more that 60 pounds when filled.
Placement of containers shall not be more than five feet from the property line and must be placed out for collection by 7 a.m. the day of pick up and must be removed within 24 hours. During the months of May, June, July, August, and September containers must be placed out by 6 a.m. the day of pick up.
No hazardous or flammable materials will be collected.
If a collection day falls on or after a holiday, the pick up for that week will be delayed by one (1) day. Holiday refuse must be set out for collection by 6 a.m. the day of pick up. The Sanitation Department does not operate on the following holidays:
- New Years Day
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day / July 4th
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection occurs when weather is permitting, but the general rule is that during January and February, yard waste will only be picked up during the second full week of each month. Beginning with the first full week in March, weekly pick up of yard waste will resume and will continue through the second Friday in December.
For October – December of 2018: Yard waste will continue to be collected weekly through Friday, December 14, 2018, weather permitting. It will not be collected again until the week of January 14-18, 2019.
For January – December of 2019: During the months of January 2019 and February 2019, yard waste will only be collected during the 2nd full week of each month (a full week is considered to be Monday – Friday).
January 2019 - Yard Waste will only be collected January 14-18
February 2019 - Yard Waste will only be collected February 11-15
March – December 2019 - Weekly collection will resume during the 1st full week of March and will continue through the 2nd full week of December; specifically March 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019, weather permitting.
After December 13, 2019, there will be no yard waste collection until the 2nd full week of January, 2020.
Large Item and Special Materials Collection
The city offers a large item pickup for a minimum fee of $65 to all residents with trash service. Additional fees are dependent upon the amount of material to be picked up. All fees must be paid in advance.
Appliances and items requiring more then two men for lifting will not be picked up. Small amounts of home remodeling material bundled in four-feet lengths or placed in trash containers will be picked up. No concrete, bricks, or shingles. All large item collections must be scheduled with the Sanitation Department by calling 618-233-6816.
Commercial Refuse Collection
Commercial refuse collection must be contracted out to an independent hauler unless the collection has been pre-approved by the City.
Open Burning Regulations
All open burning in the city limits, including leaf burning, was banned as of December 16, 2011. For details, read the City's regulations regarding Open Burning and Recreational Fires.