Columbia

Curbside Trash & Recycling

Curbside Recycling


PLEASE KEEP RECYCLABLES LOOSE (no plastic bags of any kind) and CLEAN (rinse out jars, glass bottles, plastic, and tin cans). 

  1. Only clean recyclables (as described in the following) will be accepted.
  2. It is no longer necessary to separate your recyclables before placing them for curbside removal. Recyclables will be sorted at a central location.
  3. Recycle totes should be placed curbside by 6 a.m. to ensure removal. Recyclable removal is on the same day as your trash removal or on Friday if you have twice per week trash removal.

Paper

Newspapers, magazines, posters, shopping catalogs, junk mail, folders, office paper, fax paper, envelopes, self stick notes, computer paper and wrapping paper.

Glass Bottles & Jars

Brown, clear and green glass.

  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Remove lids
  • No need to remove labels or rings around neck

Cans

Aluminum, bi-metal and steel/tin.

  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Remove metal lids from cans and paper labels
  • Cans should be flattened to conserve space

Plastics

Milk jugs, plastic soda bottles, juice and detergent containers, household plastic containers:

  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Plastic containers Number 1 - Number 7. Look on bottom of container for number.

Cardboards

Cereal and food boxes. Now accepting corrugated cardboard for curbside pick-up.

Recycling Guide

View a complete copy of the recycling guide (PDF) which includes information on where you can take: 

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Cellular Phones
  • CFL Light Bulbs
  • Clothing
  • Computer Cartridges and Components
  • Furniture and Toys
  • Motor Oil
  • Used Tires
  • Other Various Items
  1. Trash

Pickup Days

There is a one-time/week pickup for 65 gallon garbage and recycle carts. Carts must be out by 6 am

  • Tuesday garbage and recycling pickup on the east side of Main Street,
  • Friday garbage and recycling pickup on the west side of Main Street.

Trash Limits

Any garbage over the one container limit for each scheduled garbage removal day must have a $1 garbage sticker attached to each additional 30 gallon container or bag. Stickers are sold at Schnucks, Columbia Market, Ace Hardware and the Clerk’s Office.

Items Not Accepted in Garbage Cart

  • Construction materials or landscape waste
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, printers, etc.)
  • Hazardous chemical containers
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Motor oil