Residential Collection Services

Residential Trash Collection

On your trash day, the 90-gallon carts provided by the City needs to be rolled out to the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure that it’s picked up.  All trash should be bagged before it is put in the cart to prevent it from blowing around during automated collection.

Special pickups can be arranged by appointment for bulky items or large volumes of trash.  Call 573-592-3170 to make arrangements or fill out the Solid Waste Service Request Form.   Special Pickup rates are $17 for the first five minutes and $1.67 for every additional minute the staff needs to load your materials.

Residential Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass, clippings or brush less than two feet in diameter and other yard vegetation.  Missouri state law bans yard waste from burial in a landfill and so it may not be mixed with trash.

Placing yard waste at the curb:
– Yard waste must be placed into paper bags or tied in bundles.
– Paper yard waste bags may be purchased from private retail stores (the City of Fulton no longer sells paper yard waste bags).
– Plastic bags will not be accepted.
– Bags must not contain anything but yard waste!
– Tree limbs and trimming not wider that two feet in diameter must be bundled and tied with twine no larger than 18 inches in diameter, less than 50 pounds per bundle and not more than four feet long.
– Bags and bundles must be placed between curb and sidewalk, or as close as possible on streets without a curb.  They can be right next to your recyclables, but please leave three feet between your yard waste and your 90-gallon trash cart.
– Whole trees will not be accepted and uncut branches.
– Roots and root ball of brush and trees are not considered yard waste and may be brought to the landfill.
– Have bags and bundles on the curb by 6 a.m. on your trash day.

Residential Curbside Recycling

Residential curbside recycling is a voluntary program and collected on the same day as trash and yard waste. Using this program, however, will reduce the amount of trash thrown away.

Placing recyclables at the curb:
– Use clear or transparent bags, or open-top cardboard or paper containers than can be recycled.
– Blue recycling carts are also available from the Solid Waste Department in three sizes – 45, 65, and 96 gallons. A $1 fee will be added monthly to a customer’s utility bill.
– You can put aluminum and steel cans, plastic soda and milk containers, in the same bag.
– Put all papers, magazines, books, telephone directories, paper sacks, and any other paper in a clear bag.
– Break down all cardboard boxes and put them in a bag or tie them up with twine or string and place them at the curb.
– Bags and bundles must be placed between curb and sidewalk, or as close as possible on streets without a curb. They can be right next to your yard waste, but leave at least three feet between your recyclables and your 90-gallon trash cart.
– Have bags on curb by 6 a.m. on your trash day.