Residential Refuse Drop Off

City Residents refuse dumping guidelines, hours and locations of Transfer Stations, including the types of refuse, bulk or yard waste the City will and will not accept.


To qualify you must be a paying City Refuse customer.  No private service customers. 

Only one load per month-Refuse/Bulk/Yard Waste items free of charge at the Transfer Stations. Attendants record name, address, and zip code of each instance.

Dumping Hours

Between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday - Saturday

Dumping Locations

  • The North Transfer Station is located at 201 North Humboldt, 63147 
  • The South Transfer Station is located at 4100 South First Street, 63118
  • Download map of the transfer stations

Proof of Eligibility

Before being allowed to dump, you will be asked to show

  1. A valid driver's license
  2. Recent (within past 3 months) combined City Water/Solid Waste Fee statement showing you are paying for City solid waste service and have no outstanding balance.
  3. Having Missouri plates on all vehicles - no exceptions
Vehicles that display businesses such as carpenters, electricians, construction, roofing, plumbing, concrete work, maintenance man, hauling, etc. will not be allowed to dump.


Loads are inspected by the Foreman or his designee.

We Will Accept:

  • Residential Building Construction and Demolition Materials (bricks, drywall, plaster, shingles, etc.)
  • Ashes
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Bedding
  • Scrap Metal
  • Shrubs and Tree limbs no Larger than 6 Inches in Diameter and 4 Feet Long
  • Bulk Items (household furniture, sofas, etc.)
  • Street Sweepings, Rubbish, Trash, Garbage, Household Waste, Refuse
  • Motor Oil, Cooking Oil
  • Household Items
  • Windows (glass, aluminum. vinyl, wood)
  • Yard and Green Waste, Wood Scraps
  • Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, etc)
  • Christmas/Holiday Trees.

We Will NOT Accept

  • Waste generated or originating outside the City of St. Louis City Limits
  • Anti-freeze
  • Auto Parts
  • Asbestos
  • Any item not normally found in any household chemicals, commercial or Business Waste
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Dead Animals
  • Dirt
  • Drums Barrels or Tanks
  • Enclosed Containers
  • Explosives, Flammable Materials, Fuel Oil, Gasoline or any container used to store gasoline, Heating Oil, Kerosene
  •  Infectious Waste, Medical Waste
  • Industrial Parts or machinery
  • Large Demolition Debris
  • Liquid Waste
  • Off-road or Tractor Trailer Size Truck Tires
  • Office Machines
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Sand
  • Weapons of Any Sort 


  • No larger that a load which could be carried in a 1/2 ton pick up truck {Dimensions: 5 feet X 8 feet X 4 feet high}.
  •  No modified pickups or trailers - No combination of loaded truck/trailer.
  •  No dump trucks or enclosed trucks except passenger vans (U-Haul must meet dimension requirement).
  • No vehicles with sideboards, railings, or stake bodies.

Additional Rules

  • All refuse must be household type waste and coming from a City Residence.
  • Residents may dump only one load per month (per truck or per driver).
  • Residents will place their loads in containers as directed by the foreman.
  • Anyone suspected of hauling for hire will be rejected.
  • Any load which appears to be commercial waste will be rejected.
  • Refused from charities, churches, or other non-profit organizations will not be accepted.

Refuse from any business will not be accepted.


Service is included in residential trash collection fee.

What to Expect

  • At site, resident is to stop at trailer and produce proof of residency, provide address, zip code, and describe materials.
  • Load will be inspected on location by the foreman or designee.
  • Attendant will direct resident to appropriate dumping location.

Additional Information

The City of St. Louis Reserves the right to reject any loads!


Refuse Division

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, Mo 63139

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact the Refuse Division

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