Solid Waste Services
Contracted Solid Waste Service Provider
The City of Maryland Heights contracts with Allied Waste (dba Republic Services) for collection of all residential trash, yard waste and recyclable materials within the city. For customer service inquiries or other information about Allied Waste (dba Republic Services), call (636) 947-5959 or visit their website.
Residential Recycling Collection
The City of Maryland Heights provides residents of single-family homes with weekly single-stream recycling collection. See the chart below for details on what materials can be recycled.
|Material||YES! Put in Curbside Recycling Cart||NO! Put in Trash|
|Aluminum & Steel||
|Cardboard & Paperboard||
|Plastic (#1, #2 & #5)||
St. Louis County Hazardous Waste Collection
The St. Louis County Department of Health operates a permanent household hazardous waste collection facility for the safe disposal/recycling of materials including paint, motor oil, car batteries, gasoline, herbicides, fertilizers and pool chemicals, just to name a few. The permanent program is regional partnership available to residents of St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Jefferson County.
The program currently has two drop-off facilities:
- Located on the grounds of the Lemay Wastewater Treatment Facility near the River City Casino at 291 E. Hoffmeister, St. Louis MO, 63125.
- North St. Louis County:
- Located at 4100 Seven Hills Drive, St. Louis MO, 63033. This facility was constructed on the grounds of the former Saint Louis County Department of Public Health North County Animal Shelter and offers the same services as the Lemay HHW Facility.
Making an Appointment
The drop-off facility is not staffed every day, so you must schedule an appointment, which can be done at
www.hhwstl.com or by calling (314) 615-8958. Residents must show proof of address, such as a utility bill or driver’s license at the appointment.
The sites will not be open at the same time.Please follow the reservation instructions and print off the voucher confirming the reservation. Bring the voucher and proof of address to your appointment. Proof of address can be a utility bill or driver’s license. Residents without internet access may call their jurisdiction for assistance in making a reservation:
- Louis County: (314) 615-8958
- Louis City: (314) 622-4800
- Jefferson County: (636) 797-5043
Program Fees and Limits
The permanent program replaces the one-day collection events previously hosted by the Department of Health. For program sustainability, the program has the following cost-sharing measures:
- Latex paint is being accepted for recycling, but residents will be required to pay the full cost. That fee is 50 cents per pound ($5 for a full gallon).
- Unlike other household chemical waste, latex, or water-based, paint is not actually hazardous. If completely dried out, latex paint can be safely disposed of with the trash.
- If placed in the trash and landfilled, residents must prepare the latex paint by removing the lid from the can, in a well ventilated area (away from sources of heat or flam, or other hazardous materials, so that the latex pain will solidify.
- Once the latex paint is solidified (dry and hard all the way through); the can and latex paint can be disposed of with the general trash (leave the lid off of the can, so that the hauler can see that it is solidified).
- For all other eligible HHW, there is a 50-pound limit.
- Residents with more than 50 pounds of HHW have the option to bring it in at the time of the appointment, but they will be charged the contracted fee to handle the additional material, which is 83 cents per pound.
- Applicable fees may be paid using cash or a credit card. The facility will be accepting American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Checks will not be accepted and debit cards will be run as credit cards.
Recycling of Lead and Oil-Based Paints
Lead and oil-based paints are a hazardous waste, so drying out and putting the paint in the trash is not advised. The best option for disposal is to use the HHW recycling program. As long as total poundage does not exceed 50 pounds, no fee will be applied toward recycling oil-based paints.
Hazardous Household Waste Recycling Tips
In order to minimize the risk of chemical contamination and preserve the health and safety of family members, waste workers and you, the HHW program requests that residents follow these guidelines when recycling HHW materials.
- Bring HHW in its original container(s), if possible.
- If the original container is damaged, save as much of the label as possible to identify the contents.
- Tighten lids and ensure that all HHW containers are stored upright, preferably in a lined box to prevent and contain spills.
- Ventilate your vehicle by keeping windows open.
- Drive directly to the HHW drop-off facility after loading your HHW.
For additional information on the program, please visit www.hhwstl.com. The website includes a price estimator for materials, a detailed map and directions to the drop-off facility and a list of accepted materials.
Funding for the permanent program comes in part from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Additional funding comes from voter-approved St. Louis County landfill surcharge fees. Questions about the permanent program may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Electronics Recycling Event Scheduled for October 24, 2020
- Pre-registration required by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/116451845605 or calling (314) 738-2204.
The City is hosting an electronics recycling event on October 24, 2020 at the Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please note that the Millwell entrance will be closed to incoming traffic in an effort to keep traffic flowing. Therefore, the Dorsett entrance will be used for entering the recycling event and the Millwell entrance will be used for exit. This event is for residents only; please no businesses.
Recycling services will be provided by Midwest Recycling Center (MRC), a company certified in environmentally safe and secure recycling. They accept almost any item that has a cord or battery. With the exception of CRT TVs, computer monitors and items using freon, this recycling service is free.
Social Distancing Protocols
Please note that social distancing guidelines are will be in place for the Electronics Recycling Event. MRC and the City strongly encourage participating residents and city employees to not get out of their cars. Please roll down your window and tell MRC staff where the items are located within your vehicle (e.g. trunk, back seat, truck bed, etc.). Payment can also be exchanged through window if applicable. MRC staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Please cognizant of social distancing rules and wear a mask and remain six feet apart.
CRT Television Recycling Cost
Please note that there is a fee for recycling CRT (glass screens with large backs) TVs and computer monitors. Recycling CRT computer monitors is free of charge. Please bring cash or check; MRC does not accept credit cards. The fee schedule is as follows:
- CRT Computer Monitors: $5 each
- CRT TVs up to 26": $30 each
- CRT TVs 27" and Larger: $50 each
- Wood Console and True Big Screen/Projection TV's: $50 each
- LED/LCD/Plasma TV's: $20 each
- Any Freon Containing Unit: $10 each
- Tanning Beds (with lamps): $150 each
- *LCD (flat screen) Monitors are Free to Recycle
Examples of Accepted Items at the Event
- Computers (some fees apply; see above)
- Computer Components
- Cell Phones
- DVD Player
- Fax Machines
- TVs (fees apply; see above)
- Water Heaters
- Exercise Equipment (Treadmills, Elliptical Machines, Free Weights/Racks)
- Kitchen Appliances
- Lawn/Garden Equipment
A complete list of accepted items is available at https://mrcrecycling.net/list/.
Items Not Accepted at the Event
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs (only accepted at MRC's Imperial locationand for a fee--$.24 per foot)
- Alkaline Batteries($1 per pound at facilities)
- Magnetic Media (VHS Tapes, Cassette Tapes, Floppy Disks--$1 per pound at facilities)
- Optical Discs (CDs/DVDs--$1 per pound at facilities)
Secure Destruction Practices for Computer Hard Drives
The destruction practice used by MRC depends upon the type of computer hard drive recycled and the number of hard drives collected at a given event. Each practice is equally effective in rendering a hard drive inoperable, thus protecting your personal information.
- Shredding Process: Hard drives are sent through MRC's industrial hard drive shredder. It comes out in to pieces, which in return, renders it inoperable.
- Hole Punch Process:Hard drives are put into MRC's industrial hole punch. A hydraulic cylinder slams through the hard drive, leaving a giant hole in the middle, which in return, renders it inoperable.
- Degausing Method: MRC sends the hard drives through their degausing machine. This fries all of the internal components in the hard drive through the use of magnets, thus rendering it inoperable.
- Department of Defense 7-Pass Wipe: MRC's IT department uses an approved method and software that is a DOD 7 pass wipe. These hard drives are audited by a third party company, who has been vetted for compliance. This third party company makes sure MRC is in fact getting everything off of the hard drive, as well as making sure all of systems and hardware are 100% up to date.
For more information, contact Gabby Macaluso at email@example.com or (314) 738-2204.
Paper Shredding Events
Saturday, October 10
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (noon)--appointment required
Maryland Heights Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Rd.
Service Provided by American Document Destruction
Pre-registration is required by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/116416349435 or calling (314) 738-2204.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 7. This event is for Maryland Heights residents only, no businesses please. Participation is limited to the first 200 residents who register. When registering, please provide your name, home address and email address (if applicable).
Residents may bring papers in any container, but boxes are preferred as they are easier to quickly remove papers from. Residents are limited in the amount they can bring to the equivalent of five file-sized boxes . A "file-sized" or "bankers" box is approximately 12"W x 15"L x 10"H and roughly the size of a box of office printer paper or equal to the capacity of two paper grocery bags. Please remove all trash, batteries and other non paper items. Paper clips, staples and small binder clips do not need to be removed from paper.
On the event date, arrive between the time frame on your ticket, enter the parking lot from the Dorsett entrance and follow the directional signs. At the sign marked "stop here" on the main drive near the side lot, a city employee will be stationed to confirm registration and then will direct you to the trucks.
Reservations made by non-Maryland Heights residents will be canceled.
For more info, contact Gabby Macaluso at (314) 738-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.