TRASH AND RECYCLING SERVICES
IESI will take up to three 33-Gallon containers weighing up to 50 pounds each per pickup. For each additional can or bag or refuse, you must purchase and affix a sticker, available at City Hall for $1 each.
Residents are allowed one free bulk item per week (must weigh under 50 pounds, NO APPLIANCES). Each additional item must have a $1.00 sticker affixed to them, available at city hall.
In our current recycling program we accept:
Plastic - soft drink bottles, milk jugs and plastic bottles, detergent containers and all containers with the recycling symbol and numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 and plastic buckets. (NO #6 Polystyrene, please!)
· Glass - rinse all glass bottles and jars and remove the lids.
· Cans - aluminum and steel - please remove food from cans or trays and rinse and place loose in bin. It is not necessary to remove the labels. Aerosol cans are accepted.
· Paper Fiber - newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, junk mail, paper bags, telephone books, computer paper, slick glossy inserts, paperback books, gift wrapping paper, food boxes, soda & beer carrying cases, are all accepted. Please secure paper so it does not blow away.
Cardboard boxes (NO waxed cardboard, please!). Please collapse boxes and place at the curb.
Place items in your recycling bin and take it to the curb on your scheduled pick-up day no later than 6:00 a.m.
In case you wondered: The City of Festus and our recycling hauler, IESI, takes all recycled materials to Resource Management in Maryland Heights for recycling. Resource Management uses a system called "single stream" recycling in which all materials are separated at their facility. That is why you don't have to separate the materials. All materials, including newspapers, are placed together in the recycling truck.
Residents are allowed twelve (12) paper bags or cans per pickup, each weighing no more than 50 pounds. ABSOLUTELY NO PLASTIC BAGS will be accepted. Limbs will be accepted only if they are in 4-ft lengths and tied with twine or rope.
The following schedule normally applies, but should a holiday (Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day) fall on a designated pick-up day or a weekday prior to a designated pick-up day, collection will take place the following day.
|If you regular trash day is:
||Recycling day is:
||Yard Waste Day is:
||1st Wednesday of month
||2nd Wednesday of month
||3rd Wednesday of month
||4th Wednesday of month
*The trash day for West Ridge & Blue Ridge Trace is on Friday and the recycling day is Tuesday.
*The trash day for residents South of Highway A and West of 55 is on Thursday and the recycling day is Monday.