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Trash and Recycling Services
Updated Services
At the beginning of 2016, the City renewed its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly called IESI). In conjunction with this renewal, a flyer was sent out to all households within the City. Click on the image below to see the full flyer. To switch cart sizes, contact Progressive Waste at 636-321-2100.
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Complimentary Residential Trash Collection - Basic Service

Residential trash service in Des Peres is provided by the City through a contract from Progressive Waste Solutions. The cost for the trash program for the year 2016 is approximately $712,00.00 or $226.00 per household, per year. The City of Des Peres is one of the few municipalities that provides this service to its residents for no charge.

Problems with the trash service can be addressed by calling Progressive Waste Solutions customer service directly at 636.321.2100. If that number is busy, please call the City of Des Peres Department of Public Works at 314.835.6130.

Solid Waste Management - Basic Service
Basic, city paid services include once a week curbside pick-up of the following items:
  • Trash
  • Bulky items
  • Yard waste (City Wide on Mondays) 
  • Recycling

Residents wanting additional pick-ups or rear yard service will need to set up the service with Progressive by calling 636.321.2100 and pay a fee for the additional service requested. For more information on trash and recycling service specifics listed above, please consult our solid waste management guide.

NEW! Under our new contract with Progressive Waste there have been some changes regarding Bulk Pick Up. While the service is still free, residents will now need to call Progressive Waste directly when setting items out for Bulk Pick Up. The parameters of the service are still the same: limit of four items a week and excludes major appliances, auto parts, tires, batteries and contractor-generated construction debris. (Updated 8/10/2016)

Pick-Up Days
All residents receive yard waste pickup on Mondays. However, when large volumes, weather problems, or holidays occur, the pick-ups extend into Tuesdays and sometimes even Wednesdays.

The regular trash, recyclables, and bulky items are picked on Monday through Friday. Each day covers a different section of town. Please view the map of scheduled pickup days. There are some restrictions on the type, weight, and size of materials that can be picked up. The recycling containers have a notation and arrow for the side that needs to be placed by the curb. Please place the container at the curb as directed.

Recycling Opportunities
Des Peres has been an advocate of recycling as a means to both improve the environment and extend the life of area landfills since creation of a Citizens Solid Waste Task Force in 1990. The year 2016 represents the twenty sixth (26th) year that Des Peres has offered free curbside recycling as a part of our solid waste management. A list of the acceptable items to recycle is available at City Hall, 12325 Manchester Road, or online.

Holiday Schedule
During the weeks in which any of the following holidays occur, the schedule will shift service by one day following each holiday:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Holidays falling on Saturday and Sunday do not affect service during the week.