Here you can find helpful information about the city's trash removal and recycling program.  If you have any questions please contact city hall at 573-431-3700.

Trash Pickup Information

The City of Desloge provides residential waste collection as a free service to all residents.Trash is picked up from all households in Desloge once each week. Monday pickup is in the area primarily east of School Street to US 67. Tuesday pickup is primarily in the area west of School Street to Parkside Street.  Wednesday pickup is in the extreme western sections of Desloge, extreme eastern section of Desloge, and the area north of Desloge Drive.

Restrictions on Trash Can Sizes

The City reminds you that there are restrictions on trash can sizes—Section 230.050 of the City Ordinances states; “When stored outside a structure, residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons rated capacity or in an approved dumpster.  Such containers shall be leak-proof, waterproof, and fitted with a fly-tight lid, and shall be properly covered at all times, except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof.  The containers shall have handles, or other suitable lifting devices or fixtures.  Except for dumpsters, the containers shall be of light weight and sturdy construction, and the weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.”


Whenever a holiday (listed below) falls on your trash day, the pickup will be the following day.  If your trash day is not on a holiday, the pickup will remain the same. The exception will be if a holiday falls on a Thursday, the collection will be the day prior (Wednesday).

News Years Day

MLK Jr. Day
President's Day

Good Friday (no Friday route)
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day

Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day and Friday following (no Friday route)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Recycling Bins - The City of Desloge provides recycling service for the following items:  ​Recycling service is suspended at this time!

FIBER - Includes Newspaper and all inserts, Magazines, Junk Mail, Catalogs, Phone Books, Office/School/Scrap paper, Computer/Copy paper, Envelopes, Corrugated Cardboard boxes (appliance, shipping, pizza boxes, etc.), Chipboard (cereal/food, gift/shoe, drink/soda)

Please flatten all boxes, Remove all plastic liners.  Do not include glass items.

DO NOT LEAVE - Used tissues, paper towels, napkins, plastic bags.

CONTAINERS - Steel/tin cans (Veg. / fruit / coffee / pet food / etc.) * Gable top containers (wax coated juice/milk) * #s 1-5 and #7 Plastic, Natural / Colored / Clear (milk / water / soda / juice / soap / detergent / bleach / butter tubs / etc.)

Please - Rinse all containers  * Remove all lids * Labels are fine.
DO NOT LEAVE - Aerosol cans / paint cans / aluminum foil trays / oil or automotive containers / chemical / pesticide containers / plastic or produce bags / #6 styrofoam.

GLASS - Bottles and jars are accepted by the transfer station but only if you want to separate and drop off. We are not picking up glass at this time. Otherwise they can be included in the regular household trash.

DO NOT LEAVE - Pyrex, ceramics, crockery, mirrors, dishes

Recycling is Single Stream - Except for glass items, you do not have to sort items into seperate containers.  If you need recycling bins, please contact city hall at 573-431-3700.

The St. Francois County Environmental Corporation (SFCEC) has a website with plenty of helpful information on recycling, accepted materials, hours of operation, and more.

Recycling & Trash

City of Desloge