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 email@example.com.
Electronics Recycling Event Scheduled for May 15, 2021
*Pre-registration Required; Residents Only (Please no Businesses)*
What does Electronics Recycling Include?: Safely discard of your electronic junk! This service is provided by the Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) and allows residents (no businesses, please) to safely dispose of computers, radios, cameras, VCRs, CD players, nearly anything that has a cord or battery. Most items are free to recycle, but some fees apply to certain items. MRC staff will unload items from your vehicle and ask that you remain in your vehicle at all times. If any fees apply, cash or check payments will be accepted.
How to Register: Pre-register online (click here) or by calling (314) 291-6550. Participation is limited to the first 375 residents, so don't delay in reserving your spot! Residents will choose one session and arrive at their designated time. Session options include:
- 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
- 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
- 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
- 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Registration opens on March 1 and will close on May 12. When registering, please provide your name, phone number, home address and email (if applicable). If registering online, be sure to answer the question asking if you intend to recycle a CRT TV. If registering by phone, please let staff know that you intend to recycle a CRT TV. Any reservations not containing this information will not be secured. We will be checking addresses to confirm Maryland Heights residency.
Staff will call or email everyone back in the order they are received to confirm your reservation.
What's New this Year?: By way of a grant provided from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to encourage CRT (cathode ray tube) television recycling, the first 18 residents to register per session who would like to recycle a CRT TV will have this fee waived. If you have an old CRT TV to discard, please note this at the time of registration. You will be contacted by city staff if you are eligible to receive a recycling fee waiver. When you are checked in on the day of the event, you will be given a voucher. This voucher will be submitted to staff stationed at the recycling trucks in lieu of payment. As part of grant requirements, we must document and account for each CRT TV recycled. Thank you advance for your patience and cooperation during this process.
*UPDATE 3/16/2021: Vouchers to recycle CRT TVs for free have been claimed. If you would still like to recycle a CRT TV, you can do so but a fee will apply. There will be another Electronic Recycling event on Saturday, September 18. We will have another set number of CRT TV vouchers available. Registration for this event will open on July 1, 2021.
What is a CRT TV?
A CRT TV is an older style television that uses cathode ray tubes. The tubes inside the TV are particularly dangerous to the environment because they are made of heavy leaded glass. The leaded glass is categorized as hazardous waste and can be quite expensive to dispose of ($30-$50). The City of Maryland Heights has recently secured a grant through the St. Louis County Department of Health to offset the usual fee to dispose of these televisions. If you were waiting to dispose of a CRT TV, now is the time to do so! Please note, this grant does not apply to other type of TVs such as LCD, LED or Plasma TVs. If you will be disposing of a non-CRT TV, a $20 fee will apply.
Cost: Most items are free, but some fees may apply. For a complete list of accepted items and associated fees, visit www.marylandheights.com/RecyclingEvents
- If you are not eligible to receiver a voucher to cover the cost of recycling a CRT TV, the following fee schedule applies:
- 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
- MRC accepts cash or check; they do not accept credit cards
Location and Entrance Instructions
- Maryland Heights Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road
- 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.
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.
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
- VHS tapes, data tapes, floppy disks
- Capacitors or ballasts that are not clearly marked as "No PCBs"
- Anything leaking oil or acid such as cracked batteries
- Alkaline batteries
- Light bulbs or exit signs
- Thermostats or smoke detectors
- Broken ink or toner cartridges that are leaking powder or liquid
- Physically broken CRT TVs and monitors
- Gas containers such as Freon, Oxygen or Nitros Oxide
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.
Please note that the City will host another Electronics Recycling Event on September 18, 2021. Registration for this event will open on July 1, 2021.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 291-6550.
Paper Shredding Events
Saturdays, May 22 and October 16, 2021
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (noon)--appointment required
Maryland Heights Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Rd.
Service Provided by American Document Destruction
*The May 22 Paper Shredding Event is sold out. Registration for the October 16 event will open on July 1. Please check back here on July 1 to register.*
- This event is for Maryland Heights residents only, no businesses please.
- Pre-registration is required. Registration for the October 16th event will open on July 1, 2021.
- To register online, click here. To register by phone, call (314) 291-6550.
Participation is limited to the first 300 residents who register. When registering, please provide your name, home address and email address (if applicable). Residents must select an appointment time and must arrive between that time frame:
- 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
- 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
- 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
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 email@example.com or (314) 291-6550.