Trash Hauling & Recycling
Resident Guide to Solid Waste Collection Services
Please have all items at curbside by 6:00 a.m. Please place carts at the curb, with 3 to 4 feet spacing between them.
It is the policy of the City that all City residents are required to use the City's Trash Service.
For Senior Rate call City Hall 636-583-3600.
Currently trash services are provided by:
RESIDENTIAL PICKUP SCHEDULE
Waste Connections of Missouri now offers two easy-to-use tools for residential customers on the SCHEDULE page.
My Schedule for Residential Customers - enter your address and you can view your normal collection schedule. And, it is easy to check ahead to see if any upcoming holiday will change your collection day.
Waste Wizard for Residential Customers - search for any item you are not 100% sure that you can put in your Waste Connections curbside collection. To keep us all safer and to preserve the value of recyclables, please only place approved items in your residential containers.
All scheduled collections following an observed holiday (as per Waste Connections holiday schedule) will roll one day. For example, when the holiday falls on a Monday the schedule will be as follows:
Monday service…….rolls to Tuesday
Tuesday service….rolls to Wednesday
Thursday service……rolls to Friday
Friday service…..…rolls to Saturday
Holidays which fall during the week will only affect collections after the holiday.
All pickups prior to the holiday will remain on the regular schedule. For example, when the holiday falls on a Thursday:
Monday service………...No change
Tuesday service…………No change
Thursday service…….rolls to Friday
Friday service……...rolls to Saturday
Holiday Schedule: Waste Connections will observe the following six national holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please visit the Waste Connections website to confirm if your service will be delayed.
Inclement Weather/ Acts of God: Service may be TEMPORARILY suspended and/or postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. For example, in severe winter weather our trucks may not be able to operate safely until streets have been cleared.
View Trash Service Route Map or search by address at Waste Connections
No yard waste may be placed in with the regular trash.
Paint and chemical containers must be emptied and dried. The haulers will not collect chemicals. Used motor oil may be recycled through some of the local service stations.
Tires and batteries are also banned from landfill disposal and are typically recycled by automotive service centers.
Sharps include hypodermic needles, blood testing lancets and other medically necessary sharp objects. Sharps may be disposed of with your household trash as long as they are sealed with duct or masking tape in protective containers such as coffee cans or detergent bottles. Please do not hide these items in your trash as they can pose a serious hazard to your refuse collector.
No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers. Plastic bags should be returned to grocery or department store. No plastic film, plastic sheets, tarps or wrap. No expanded foam or clear polystyrene.
PAPER: Newspapers – including inserts,(remove plastic sleeve); cardboard (no waxed); brown paper bags; magazines; catalogs; telephone books; computer, notebook & gift wrap paper; cereal, cake, food, soda & beer boxes; junk mail; paper back books. NO METAL CLIPS, SPIRALS, BINDERS, PLASTIC CARDS, STICK-ON LABELS, UNUSED STAMPS, HARDCOVER BOOKS.
METALS: Aluminum cans, trays, foil, steel cans & tins. Cleaned, remove label and crushed.
PLASTIC: Plastics have an identifying code on the bottom of each container. Listed are examples that are in that category. Many other products containers can be recycled by utilizing the plastic identifying code.
#1 PET soda, water, flavored beverages
#2 HDPE milk, juice, detergent, fabric softener
#3 PVC health & beauty products, household cleaners
#4 LDPE margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, 6/12 pack rings
#5 PP yogurt cups, narrow neck syrup & ketchup bottles
#7 other plastic resin narrow neck containers
Plastic buckets such as kitty litter-5 gallon maximum.
#6 POLYSTYRENE IS NOT RECYCLABLE
GLASS: Green, clear and brown glass jars & bottles. Please rinse and dispose of lids. No window glass or dinnerware.
The City of Union does not accept electronics curbside. However electronics recycling events are scheduled in April and November. The next event is Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 8am to 1pm. Download flyer for more information.
Jan, Feb, & March: 2nd Wed.
April, May, June, Oct & Nov: 1st , 2nd, 3rd , 4th Wed.
July, Aug, Sept & Dec: 2nd & 4th Wed.
Place yard waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m.
- Yard waste includes Christmas trees, grass clippings, leaves, tree branches up to six inches (6”) in diameter, and other similar vegetative wastes associated with yard and garden care and maintenance.
- Service is limited to three (3) cans/bags and two (2) bundles per collection* Put yard waste in unlined 30-gallon trashcans or biodegradable brown paper bags only. Yard Waste placed in plastic bags cannot be collected.
- No bag or container is to exceed fifty (50) pounds. Tree limbs are to be bundled with TWINE (NO WIRE) in bundles no larger than four feet (4’) long by two feet (2’) in circumference.
- If you are placing the yard waste in an unlined trashcan, please tag it with the ‘YARD WASTE ONLY’ labels, which are available at City Hall.
- Yard waste mixed with trash CANNOT be collected. Decorative and ceremonial items such as casket sprays, jack-o-lanterns and corn stalks are NOT considered yard waste by the State of Missouri.
There is a limit of two (2) items per collection.
Bulky items must be placed at curb by 6:00 a.m. on the last regular trash pickup of the month.
Bulky trash includes items such as household furniture, mattresses and other items too large to fit in trashcans and bags.
Bulky trash items are to be of a size & weight that two people can handle and no larger than six feet (6') long.
Smaller bulky trash items should be contained in a box or other such container.
Bulky trash specifically EXCLUDES major appliances, automobile parts, tires, batteries and contractor generated debris.
Major appliances include items such as clothes washers and dryers, ranges, stoves, ovens, air conditioners, hot water heaters, dishwashers, and household trash compactors. These items are banned from landfill disposals and require special collection at an additional charge. The cost is $20 per item with a limit of two (2) per collection. Refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers must also show certification that all CFC’s have been removed. Call the trash company at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance to obtain tag and schedule pickup.
If you have any problems with your service, call