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Waste Connections of Missouri is the leading residential trash and recycling service provider in the Greater STL Metro area, serving St. Louis County Districts 1, 3 and 8. Waste Connections of Missouri also provides St. Louis area trash and recycling service to homes in Crystal Lake Park, Des Peres, Eureka, Festus, Lakeshire, Marble Hill*, Pacific, Rock Hill, Scott City*, St. Clair, Union and Warson Woods.

We provide comprehensive Greater St. Louis home waste collection at competitive prices, with a wide range of container sizes and flexible pickup schedules. You can count on the knowledge and experience of our St. Louis waste service professionals to tailor our trash and recycling services to your home's unique waste disposal needs.

*Residential Trash Service Only

Residential Garbage

Residential Garbage Carts

Waste Connections of Missouri – residential garbage carts are available in the following sizes:

Residential garbage cart
  • 35 Gallon (for senior citizens only)
  • 48 Gallon (for senior citizens only)
  • 64 Gallon
  • 96 Gallon

Cart Placement & Pickup Guidelines

Our St. Louis County residential garbage collection service begins between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. All STL area residential trash customers should have all materials out for collection by 6 a.m. on the scheduled pickup day. If garbage is not out in time for regular collection, it will be picked up the following week.

To ensure a clean and effective pickup, please:

  • Leave 2 feet between containers
  • Do not park personal vehicles within 10 feet of containers
  • Do not place containers within 5 feet of a mailbox or tree
  • Face container handles toward your home
  • Do not drill into, bolt or fasten any objects to your cart
  • Do not overfill trash cart or place additional garbage on top of container
  • Bag and tie all trash
  • Avoid packing materials tightly inside cart

Call Waste Connections of Missouri at 636-321-2100 for help determining which residential garbage can is most suitable to your home's unique waste collection needs.

Residential Waste Materials

Please bag and tie ALL acceptable waste materials prior to placing items into your Waste Connections of Missouri garbage can. For safety, legal, and environmental reasons, not all materials can be placed in your residential trash carts.

Acceptable Residential Garbage Items

  • Normal non-hazardous household waste
  • Cat litter or small animal waste (if double bagged)

Unacceptable Residential Garbage Items

  • Ammunition, fireworks
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Batteries, vehicle
  • Concrete, dirt or rocks
  • Deceased animals
  • Electronics, computers, TVs
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Liquids
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oil
  • Propane tanks
  • Sharps (needles or syringes) (acceptable if properly stored in medical waste container)
  • Tires
  • Un-bagged packing pellets or sawdust
  • Yard waste
  • Paint cans & paint spray bottles (accepted if dried out).

Residential Recycling

Recycling Made Easy.

Meet your sustainability goals with Waste Connections of Missouri. We offer diversion and recycling services for a wide variety of materials, including cardboard, plastic, office paper, newsprint and more. Today more than ever, recyclable products are common and our programs and services make Greater STL recycling convenient and worry-free for our customers.

We provide a single-stream residential recycling program (also known as "fully commingled" recycling), which means all recyclables are placed in one bin for convenient curbside pickup. Residential recycling by Waste Connections of Missouri is collected every week. Place your recyclables curbside by 6 a.m. on your pickup date.

Residential customers are not required to sort approved recyclables.

Recycling Guidelines

When preparing recycling for pickup, please follow these guidelines carefully:

  • Flatten all cardboard boxes
  • Empty and rinse all containers. Do not flatten containers.
  • Do no place items in plastic bags

Accepted Recyclables

  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum foil, pie pans (2" or larger, clean)
  • Cereal/soda boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard (max. 12" x 24"per piece)
  • Detergent bottles, screw-on caps are allowed
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metals, steel cans, aluminum cans
  • Milk jugs, butter/margarine containers, pop/water bottles
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper, junk mail, magazines, newspapers (glossy inserts okay)
  • Plastic, plastic containers (#1 - #7 on bottom)

Prohibited Items

  • Ceramics, or Pyrex®
  • Electronics
  • Glass, including window glass
  • Hard-cover books
  • Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
  • Kraft® (orange or brown) envelopes
  • Loose Lids
  • Light bulbs, plates or vases
  • Mirrors
  • Microwave trays
  • Needles or syringes
  • Paper ream wrappers
  • Paper to-go containers
  • Plastic bags, 6-pack holders, plastic tops, and other non-listed plastics
  • Scrap metal
  • Shredded paper (acceptable if bagged)
  • Stickers or sheets of address labels
  • Styrofoam®
  • Tissues, paper towels, napkins
  • Toys
  • Tyvek® envelopes
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Window glass

Residential Billing

Normal subscription Waste Connections of Missouri residential waste collection customers receive their invoice by the first day of every quarter.

New St. Louis County residential trash customers will receive their first invoice in the mail. With that invoice, customers can visit the ONLINE BILL PAY section of our website and pay their bill online either one transaction at a time or set up an automatic bill pay arrangements.

Call Us


Pay At Our Office (checks only)

Waste Connections of Missouri
196 Northwest Industrial Court
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Payments Types Accepted

  • Bank account payments from savings or checking (online only)
  • Checks (at office only)
  • Credit or debit card payments: American Express, MasterCard, Visa