Public Works Director: Don Akers
5 Mitchell Street
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: (573) 431-0464
Fax: (573) 431-2598
Curbside recycling is strictly voluntary and complements the city's two-bag trash limit. With the help of financial assistance received from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Southeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District, blue 18 gal. plastic bins, including recycling information, were provided one to each household receiving trash service within the city limits. Acceptable recyclables are broken down into two categories(see acceptable items): fiber, and containers. Unacceptable material placed in the curbside container will not be picked up by the city and will be left in the container.
The city is divided into three collection days(see collection days). Participants are asked to set out full curbside bins by 7:00 a.m. the morning of their scheduled pick up day. Residents can recycle without separating paper from plastic and cans. Recycling is carried out through the St. Francois County Environmental Corporation (431-4768). They exclude glass and plastic bags from the curbside recycling. Residents are asked not to include plastic bags or glass in the curbside recycling containers.
Recycling--things to remember
Set out your curbside bin when it's full, it might not be necessary every week
Other bins/containers can be used along with your blue curbside bin
Get it out to the curb, the morning of your collection day
If you've just moved into town, but don't have a bin, call 431-3577
If you have any general comments or questions, call 431-3577 or 431-1608
Global Tech can recycle electronics at 11 E. Main St. (431-0909)
Fiber Items - Acceptable Items
- Magazines / Catalogs
- Junk Mail
- Phone Books
- Office / School / Notebook Paper
- Computer / Copy Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Chipboard Boxes
Note - Flatten all boxes !
Containers - Acceptable Items
- Steel Tin Cans
- Aluminum Cans
- #1 Plastic
- #2 Plastic
- #2 Plastic Colored
Rinse out all containers.
Crush all containers.
Remove all lids.
Remember to check for #1 or #2 on the bottom of your plastic containers.
Items for trash removal service only
Recycling Collection days
The city is divided into the following three weekday routes:
TUESDAY-- residents East of the Flat River
THURSDAY-- residents West of the Flat River
FRIDAY-- residents in the Esther and Elvins neighborhoods
Weekly Residential Trash Removal
Residents are limited to two bags of trash per week for normal removal service. Extra bags may be tagged for removal by purchase of trash tags at city hall. The city is divided into four weekday routes for removal service. Please check with city hall staff to learn which weekday to put out trash in your neighborhood.
Bulk Trash Pick-up
Click here to read about quarterly bulk trash removal service in your ward. You can sign-up during the first week of the month. Pick-up occurs the second full week of the month designated for your ward.
Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Park Hills, in conjunction with the St. Francois Co. Environmental Corp.(SFCEC), and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have participated yearly in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program since ‘95. The program usually runs for about three weeks following Christmas and is open to anyone. At a collection site dedicated by the city, all clean trees and wreaths are welcome. Please remember: NO artificial trees accepted, remove all decorations, lights, tree stand, and plastic tree bag.
Anyone interested in trees for their property/pond are asked to call 431-1608, with a tree count. At the end of the collection period, the remaining trees are counted and mulched. Help yourself, the free mulch is available to anyone, first come, first serve.top