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The following services, guidelines, and resource links are available specifically for the residents of the City of Troy.
Plastics (label #s 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7); aluminum and steel cans; mixed paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, office paper, etc.); tissue boxes, cereal boxes, and other clean fiberboard items; and corrugated cardboard (flattened).
Tips to Take and Common Mistakes to Avoid
Help us recycle right by only throwing these items into your recycling cart or bin. Mixing garbage with recycling is costly for everyone. When in doubt, just throw it out (in the garbage, that is).Local government recycling collection guidelines vary. Confirm before recycling.
Enter your information below to find which day(s) of the week your solid waste materials get collected.
Please include your valid email address and mobile phone number as Meridian Waste will email you a link to sync (optional) your electronic calendar with your Meridian Waste pick up collection schedule.
A valid email address and mobile phone is also important to notify you of service alerts such as schedule changes due to weather delays, holidays, and other unsafe or unexpected circumstances.
What does the term Single Stream Recycling mean? Single Stream Recycling means that clean, non-contaminated recyclable materials can now be collected in a commingled fashion Rigids (plastics, aluminum, and steel cans) and Fiber/Paper (corrugated cardboard and mixed paper) can now be collected within one cart or container without the need to keep the recyclable material separated based upon the content type.
How is the material separated and where does it go? Clean and dry materials are separated from garbage at your home. A state-certified recycling processor then sorts the materials to be shipped to various facilities to be made into new usable materials.
When will the 95-gallon Fiber recycling cart be removed from the residence of current dual-stream recycling participants? The 95-gallon (labeled Fiber) cart was removed oin December 2020. The 65-gallon (formerly labeled Rigids) cart was re-stickered with Single Stream Recycling guidelines on or before December 28, 2020.
Will the $1.00 Dual-Stream Recycling Surcharge for current recycling participants go away as of January 1, 2021? Yes. Recycling participants will no longer be charged a separate $1 fee. The costs associated with Single-Stream Recycling (one 65-gallon cart picked up weekly) after January 1, 2021, are included in the overall collection rate and these residents will see a decrease in their solid waste bill.
Is there an additional charge for more than one 65-gallon recycling cart per month? Meridian Waste offers one 65-gallon recycling cart at NO CHARGE after January 1, 2021. To order additional 65-gallon recycling carts at a cost of $3.00 per cart / per month, contact Troy City Hall at 636-528-4712 and the additional cart(s) will be delivered within seven days of placing the order.
How do I start Single-Stream curbside recycling at my residence? To start Single-Stream curbside recycling, please contact Meridian Waste Customer Care at 314-291-3131 ext. 4000 directly or [email protected].
Who do I contact for trash, recycling, and yard waste service inquiries? Please contact the designated City of Troy Meridian Waste Customer Care Representative at 314-291-3131 ext. 4000 directly or [email protected]. The representative will respond back to your inquiry within twenty-four (24) hours (business day) by telephone or email.
How long does it take for a trash cart or recycling cart to be delivered? Upon set-up or additional service cart requests, Meridian Waste will complete cart/delivery service requests within no more than seven (7) days from the order date.
Is there a cart delivery fee? No. Garbage carts are provided by Meridian Waste. To start or stop the service, please call the City. For additional services, please call Meridian Waste. Is there a fee for an additional garbage cart? Yes, there is an additional fee of $3.00 per month for an additional garbage cart.
Can I use my own cart for garbage? No, you must use the Meridian Waste provided cart for garbage.
Can I use my own cart for recycling? No, you must use the Meridian Waste provided cart for recycling.
Have a recycling question? Visit Common Recycling Questions & Answers.
The City of Troy has additional helpful information on their website.
Click here for the Collection Guidelines.
Click here for an Educational Flyer with in-depth information about your solid waste removal services.
Click here to go to Google Maps to look up your schedule and find your service days.
New Year’s Day
* If the holiday occurs on or prior to your scheduled collection day, services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week
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