Trash and Recycling Services

Complimentary Residential Trash Collection - Basic Service

Residential trash service in Des Peres is provided by the City through a contract from Waste Connections (previously Progressive Waste/IESI). The cost for the trash program is approximately $245 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, yard waste or recycling service can be addressed by contacting Waste Connections customer service directly at 636.321.2100 or

If you would like to receive text or email notifications regarding changes to trash service due to emergencies or severe weather, please sign up for Notify Me on the home page.

Solid Waste Management - Basic Service

Basic, city paid services include once a week curbside pick-up of the following items:

  • Trash
  • Bulky items - residents must call Waste Connections 1 day prior for bulk pickup
  • Yard waste (City Wide on Mondays) 
  • Recycling (same day as your trash service)

Residents wanting additional pick-ups or rear yard service will need to set up the service with Waste Connections 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.

Complimentary Trash & Recycling Containers

The City of Des Peres offers complimentary trash and recycling containers to each home.

If you have recently built a new home, please contact both Waste Connections and the Department of Public Works to schedule delivery of these containers.

For damaged trash containers, including broken wheels please contact Waste Connections. 
For damaged recycling containers, please contact the Department of Public Works.

Additional recycling containers may be purchased through the Department of Public Works for $50.00.

Pick-Up Days

All residents receive yard waste pickup on Mondays. Yard waste should be contained Kraft paper bags.

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

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 2020 represents the twenty-seventh (30th) year that Des Peres has offered free curbside recycling as a part of our solid waste management. 

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.

If you would like to receive text or email notifications regarding changes to trash service due to emergencies or severe weather, please sign up for Notify Me on the home page.

Waste Connections Holiday Recycling Guidance