Trash & Recycling Programs

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Trash Collection Services

This service is enacted automatically by the City when residential water is established.  The cost is $10.84 per month which will be charged on the City water/sewer bills. 

If you are a Senior Citizen age 65 or older, your name is on the water bill, and you live at the location, you qualify for a discounted rate of $8.97.  To receive this discount, contact City Hall at 660.627.1251.

Kirksville's recycling program allows newspaper, plastic, metal cans, chipboard, mixed paper, and corrugated cardboard to be placed curbside bi-weekly for collection.  There is no limit to the amount of recycled items, and no charge for their collection. 

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. of Macon, MO is the carrier for trash, recycling and yard waste collection for all Kirksville residents.  There is no charge for the recycling and no limit to the amount that can be recycled. 

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Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.

31226 Intrepid Rd  P.O. Box 247
Macon, MO 63552  1.800.778.7652 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Saturday  8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Trash Collection is mandatory in Kirksville.  Fines may be levied against citizens who have their trash in front of or behind their house for an extended period.  Persons who illegally dump their trash in commercial dumpsters or on the road sides will be subject to fines.

Trash Collection:

  • Time of Collection - All trash must be curbside by 6:30am to ensure pickup.
  • Trash cannot be put out before noon of the day preceding your pickup day.
  • Trash totes must be returned to the side or back of the residence within 24 hours of trash or recycling being picked up.
  • You will be provided with a 65-gallon tote container by Advanced Disposal, and they are responsible for routine maintenance.
  • All trash must be placed in the tote container; bags outside the container will not be collected.  The lid must be able to close on the container.
  • If you need an additional container, Advanced Disposal offers this service at a cost of $3.02 per month with a 1-year service agreement
    requirement.  To add this service and make payment arrangements directly with Advanced Disposal, call 1.800.778.7652.
  • Each household may place one large household item at the curb each week alongside your trash tote container. The item must not be wet or water saturated.  Items NOT accepted include:  batteries, tires, liquids (such as paint, gas or oil), construction, demolition or remodeling materials, yard waste, vegetation, and appliances.  A separate appliance pickup will be held yearly.
  • If you have problems placing trash or recyclable materials at the curb because of a disability or age, you can call Advanced Disposal Environmental Services at 1.800.778.7652.  They will assist you with your special needs.

Curbside Recycling

Keep in mind, there is NO CHARGE and NO LIMIT for recyclable items.  Any recyclables that do not fit in your container may be placed in a transparent bag next to the container.

You may request a 65-gallon tote container for recycling by contacting Advanced Disposal at 1.800.778.7652.  Recycling will be picked up every other week on the same day as your scheduled trash pickup.  If you constantly exceed the capacity of your recycling tote container, an additional tote may be obtained, at no extra charge, by contacting Advanced Disposal.


  • Glass items can be recycled as a free service within the City of Kirksville through Advanced Disposal.  A glass recycling tote has to be purchased at the City Hall front counter for a one-time fee of $3.99.  Set it curbside on the first Monday of each month.  There is also a drop off location at Community Opportunities Sheltered Workshop located at 1001 South Osteopathy.
  • All colors of drinking glasses, vases, and food and beverage containers will be accepted, such as bottles and jars.  There is no need to remove the lids or labels, but we highly recommend they be rinsed out prior to drop off.  WINDSHIELDS, MIRRORS, CERAMIC, PORCELAIN, OR MILK GLASS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


  • All clean plastics #1 and #2, as well as milk jugs and grocery bags can be recycled.  Be sure to rinse and remove the lid before placing in the recycling container.  Crushing will help save space. 

Metal Cans

  • All types of metal cans are acceptable (aluminum, steel, and tin).  Rinse the cans and remove the labels before placing in the recycling container.  Crushing will help save space. 

Chipboard (Food boxes)

  • Chipboard can be flattened and placed in a recycling tote container. Chipboard includes Kleenex boxes, cereal boxes, cake mix boxes, tea boxes, all processed food boxes, shoe boxes, and most other non-corrugated cardboard in the house. DO NOT INCLUDE CONTAINERS THAT ARE DIRTY WITH FOOD SUCH AS: PIZZA BOXES, DONUT BOXES, ETC. 

Recycled Paper

  • Make sure that all paper products are kept dry, and clean. DO NOT INCLUDE PAPER THAT IS DIRTY WITH FOOD, PAPER PLATES, OR SHREDDED PAPER.
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mixed colored paper, junk mail, etc. can be recycled. All inserts that come in your paper or magazines are acceptable as well.
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes may be broken down and placed in the recycling tote containers. If there are too many to place in the container, you may bundle them together and place the bundle on the ground next to the container.

Paper Recycling at the Sheltered Workshop

All types of paper and cardboard are accepted with no sorting required. There are no special bundling requirements as they will take it boxed, bagged, or loose. 

Primary hours are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, but there is a bin out front where items can be dropped at anytime. For large quantities a pick up can be arranged, and businesses can be set up for pick up of recyclable material on specific days or on call (there may be a small fee).  
For more info call: 660.665.5768

Yard Waste Disposal & Brush Site

Yard waste (leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and limbs 4 feet or under in length and 2 inches or less in diameter) can be disposed of for free at the Public Works facility at 2001 N. Osteopathy from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  Plastic bags are NOT accepted for disposal of yard waste.  Brown paper bags are recommended, which can be thrown into the dumpster. 

The City will conduct a City-wide brush and limb pick up twice a year. These being held the first full week in April and October..  This includes limbs that are longer than 4 feet, and larger than 2 inches in diameter. During the rest of the year, the City brush site is open the second and third weekends of each month, starting Friday morning at 8:00 am until Monday morning at 8:00 am.


Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The City of Kirksville HHW Facility, located at the Public Works Complex at 2001 N. Osteopathy, is open to the residents of Kirksville in the months of May and September on the third Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., by appoinitment only. When scheduling an appointment, residents must identify the HHW type(s) and the quantity they intend to drop off. No unscheduled drop offs will be allowed. To schedule a drop off, contact the Public Works Department at 660-627-1291.



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