Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

As of April 2019, the City of Crestwood contracts with Waste Connections for solid waste, recycling, and yard waste disposal. This allows all residents an opportunity to conveniently dispose of their wastes. The City examined all options and determined a billing system has the lowest overall cost and convenience for residents. Each resident must establish solid waste service with Waste Connections. Please contact Waste Connections at 636-321-2100 to establish a solid waste collection.

Senior Citizen / Disabled Resident Low-Income Trash Program

View the Senior Citizen/Disabled Resident Low-Income Trash Enrollment Form (PDF). To qualify, senior residents must be at least the age of 60 years old or older AND must qualify as at the ’low income threshold’, as determined by St. Louis County. This threshold, as of 2019, was around $43,000 for a one-person household and $49,00 for a two-person household. Please ask for assistance if there are additional persons in your household.

For residents that need assistance with getting their trash to the curb, Waste Connections does provide a Handicap/Valet Trash pickup. View the Handicap/Valet Trash Service Form (PDF) form and then return the form to the City of Crestwood City Clerk’s Office, with a signed note from your doctor stating the disability for verifcation.

Trash Containers

According to the Crestwood City Code, paper grocery bags, cardboard boxes, and lidless metal drums are not acceptable solid waste containers. Trash containers should be no less than 5 gallons and no more than 95 gallons in capacity. They must be leak-proof, waterproof, and fitted with lids. Residents have the option of contracting with Waste Connections for 95-gallon containers to be used for trash service. Approved types of containers include galvanized metal, rubber, fiberglass, and plastic bags with a 2-millimeter thickness.

You may either purchase your own trash, yard waste, and recycling containers (from a retail outlet, i.e. Home Depot or Walmart) or you may call Waste Connections to set up the rental of these containers at a price of $3 per container, per month. Please note, the City no longer has free containers to distribute to residents.

Pickup Schedule

Such trash containers should be placed at the curb after 4:30 p.m. the evening before scheduled pickup and no later than 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. All items will be picked up by 6:00 p.m. except under unusual circumstances. Trash containers must be removed from the curb by 8:00 p.m. the day of the scheduled pickup.

All items (household rubbish, yard waste and recyclables) are collected on the same day, but not at the same time. There will be three different trucks to collect your waste materials. The pickup scheduled is determined by designated area routes as follows: See map to determine your area.

  • Area 1:  Monday
  • Area 2:  Tuesday
  • Area 3:  Thursday
  • Area 4:  Friday

If you are unsure of your area, please contact the Department of Public Works at 314-729-4720.

Holiday Schedule

Waste Connections observes six holidays per year:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On a week when there is an observed holiday, each pick-up day will be serviced just one day later. For example, as Memorial Day always takes place on a Monday, during that week, Monday pick-up will be provided on Tuesday, Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday, and so on.

Bulk Items (Furniture, Appliances, Tires, etc)

Contact Waste Connections at (636) 321-2100 to schedule pick-up service for bulky items. There will be one, free bulk pick-up per month from January through October. These will take place on the third pick-up day of each month. Please schedule all bulk and white good pick-ups, including free items, with Waste Connections at least 24 hours in advance. These items include household furnishings such as mattresses, sofas, chairs and other large items that can be easily and safely handled by two men.


Large household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, stoves, and air conditioners will be picked up by appointment only and are subject to a $25.00 charge. For appliances, you must remove doors or secure doors with strapping tape and place it door down on the curb.

Tires, Automotive Supplies

Motor vehicle tires, trailer tires and lead-acid batteries are not picked up under this program. Please dispose of these items at your local car repair dealer when replacing tires and car batteries.