RECYCLING


PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR:

DON AKERS

5 Mitchell Street
Park Hills, MO 63601

Phone: (573) 431-0464   Fax: (573) 431-2598


CURBSIDE RECYCLING

Curbside recycling is strictly voluntary and complements the city's four-bag trash limit.  With the help of financial assistance received from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Southeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District, blue 18 gal. plastic bins, including recycling information, were provided one to each household receiving trash service within the city limits.  Acceptable recyclables are broken down into two categories(see acceptable items): fiber, and containers.  Unacceptable material placed in the curbside container will not be picked up by the city and will be left in the container.

The city is divided into collection days (see collection day map here).  Participants are asked to set out full curbside bins by 7:00 a.m. the morning of their scheduled pick up day. Residents can recycle without separating paper from plastic and cans. Recycling is carried out through the St. Francois County Environmental Corporation (431-4768). They exclude glass and plastic bags from the curbside recycling. Residents are asked not to include plastic bags or glass in the curbside recycling containers.

RECYCLING--THINGS TO REMEMBER

Set out your curbside bin when it's full, it might not be necessary every week

Other bins/containers can be used along with your blue curbside bin

Get it out to the curb, the morning of your collection day

If you've just moved into town, but don't have a bin, call 431-3577.

Replacing or adding a second bin will cost you $10.

If you have any general comments or questions, call 431-3577 or 431-1608


ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

FIBER ITEMS

Magazines  / Catalogs

Junk Mail

Phone Books

Office / School / Notebook Paper

Computer / Copy Paper

Envelopes

Corrugated Cardboard

Chipboard Boxes

Note - Flatten all boxes !

CONTAINERS

Steel Tin Cans

Aluminum Cans

#1 Plastic

#2 Plastic

#2 Plastic Colored

Rinse out all containers.
Crush all containers.
Remove all lids.
Remember to check for #1 or #2 on your plastic containers.


ITEMS FOR TRASH REMOVAL SERVICE ONLY

Paper Towels

Napkins

Tissue

Plastic Bags

Aerosol Cans

Paint Cans

Glass

Oil / Automotive Containers

Chemical / Pesticide Jugs

Light Bulbs

Dishes / Ceramics

Plate / Window Glass

Mirrors / Crockery


WEEKLY RESIDENTIAL TRASH REMOVAL

Residents are limited to four bags of trash per week for normal removal service. You may put trash out for weekly pickup in containers larger than 20 gallons, but not larger than 35 gallons. Containers must not weigh more than 75 pounds when put out for pickup. Extra bags may be tagged for removal by the purchase of $1.00 trash tags at city hall. The city is divided into weekday routes for removal service. Please check this linked map to learn which weekday to put out the trash in your neighborhood.

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

CLICK  HERE to read about quarterly bulk trash removal service in your WARD. You can sign-up for $7.50 during the first week of the month. Pick-up occurs the second full week of the month designated for your ward. Crews will collect no more than one-half ton at each residence and no single item weighing more than 250 pounds.