NEW Recycling Wizard courtesy of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health!
Solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pickups are free to residents of single-family homes and multi-family buildings containing a maximum of four dwelling units. The City's current solid waste service provider is Republic Services.
For Large item "bulky pickup" such as a couch, furniture, or appliance, etc., please call Republic Services to schedule the free removal at (636) 947-5959.
Republic Services provides trash, recycling and yard waste pickups every Wednesday throughout Richmond Heights for single family homes and multi-family buildings with no more than four units. Items must be in the tree lawn by 7 a.m. and emptied cans must be removed by 8 p.m. that evening. Items may be placed in the tree lawn as early as 3 p.m. the day before pickup.
- Trash should be placed in the blue carts provided by Republic Services.
- Recyclables should be placed in the dark green carts provided by the city. Sorting is not required.
- Compostables/yard waste should be clearly marked and placed in reusable plastic or metal waste containers that have tight-fitting lids or in biodegradable containers such as brown kraft paper bags or un-waxed cardboard boxes. Plastic bags may not be used for compostables.
- Bulk pick-ups may be put out on Wednesdays as well with a few exceptions. Appliances, electronics and construction materials must be scheduled with Republic Services. If it is a large item requiring more than one person to lift, residents must call Republic Services to schedule a pickup.
Please call the Public Works Department at 314-645-2277 or Republic Services at 636-947-5959 with questions about waste pickups. If you wish to pay for rear door pick up service, please contact Republic to set up the service for a fee.
You can also view the City's Disposal Guide online here.
Recyclable Materials - All items must be EMPTY * CLEAN * DRY
- newspapers and newspaper inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
- magazines, catalogs
- junk mail
- brown paper bags
- phone books
- paperback books
- glass of all colors
- plastic milk jugs
- aluminum cans
- tin cans
For a more thorough list, please contact Public Works at 314-645-2277.
Cardboard is considered a single stream recycle material. The procedure for cardboard is as follows:
Needs to be broken down, dry, and smaller than 3'x3'.
Do not place boxes inside boxes or use as a receptacle.