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.
RTS Waste Services, LLC of Slater, 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.
26308 Quartz Ave.
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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.
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 RTS Waste Services at 660.784.2474. 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 RTS Waste Services.
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
Due to demand, the City will reopen the City Brush Site permanently beginning April 20, 2020, for a two month trial period. The City Brush Site is located at 22376 State Hwy 6 and is for Kirksville Residents only. Anyone caught dumping who lives outside the City Limits - or contractors dumping without a license - could face fines and/or penalties. As mentioned above, contractors must purchase a license to dump at the City Brush Site. If City Brush Site rules are followed, it will remain open. If rules are broken, it will close again and only be open two weekends a month. Also, due to numerous complaints - and overwhelming demand - the yard waste dumpsters located at the Public Works Complex will be removed and yard waste must be taken to the City Brush Site beginning April 20, 2020 and placed at designated areas. Please follow the rules at the City Brush Site.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste
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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