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Sanitation

HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE 2021

  • January 18th Martin Luther King Jr Day-Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • February 15th Presidents Day Monday’s trash picked up Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • May 31st Memorial Day Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • July 5th-Fourth Of July Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • September 6th Labor Day Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • October 11th Columbus Day Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday, no other routes affected.
  • November 11th Veterans’ Day Thursday’s trash picked up on Friday, no other routes affected.
  • Thanksgiving Week November 22nd-26th
    • Monday-Tuesday Houses on Monday the 22nd. 
    • Wednesday-Thursday Houses on Tuesday the 23rd.
    • Friday Houses on the 24th.
  • Christmas Week
    • Friday, December 24th trash will be picked up on Thursday, December 23. No other routes affected. 
    • **Christmas week subject to change.**

Download 2021 Holiday Trash schedule PDF here.

SPRING

Every year, the Sanitation Department offers a Spring Clean up week. This is a free service available to all residents so that every citizen may place any household items in addition to the normal refuse out for pick up. This event is publicized by website, radio and newspaper, in advance to allow ample time for preparation. There are some restrictions for certain items.

SUMMER

During the hot summer months, the Sanitation Department advises residents to keep refuse containers tightly closed and bags properly sealed to avoid various animals from snacking on the contents and spreading refuse over resident’s yards.

FALL

There are several special weeks designated for fall leaves, and residents are encouraged during this time to take their leaves to a compost site at the transfer station for disposal. Residents will be required to take bags or containers that they brought their leaves in, back home with them. Also, our Sanitation Department will pick up bagged leaves for a fee of $5.00 for the first 6 bags and 50 cents for each additional bag. Watch for more information to be announced on the website, over the radio and in the newspaper.

WINTER

Each year, the Sanitation Department offers a free Christmas tree pick up service. This service is usually provided within the first week of January. A phone call to City Hall or the Sanitation Department is all that is normally required. This service is announced by website, radio and in the newspaper in advance of the specified date.

West Plains Transfer Station
1851 Goodhard Drive
Phone: (417) 256-6254

Hours of operation are:
8-12 & 1-4 Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Solid waste items such as yard waste, tires, roofing and construction waste may be taken to the Transfer Station for a fee.

  • Customers may take items for a $12.00 fee for 500 lbs. or less, or $42.00 per ton. There is a minimum charge of $5.00 for limbs-500 pounds or less, and $20.00 a ton.

YARD WASTE

  • Yard waste is defined as leaves, brush,grass clippings, small limbs or general yard debris.
  • These items must be bagged or bundled.
  • Limbs must be cut in 3 foot lengths and tied in manageable bundles.
  • There is a $5.00 charge for pickup of the first 6 bags or bundles, and an additional charge of 50 cents for each additional bag or bundle.

ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION WASTE

  • Customers will be required to use roll-off containers. Please contact Sanitation for rate information.

TIRES

Tires are also accepted at the Transfer Station for the following fees:

  • Passenger tires: $2.00 each
  • Passenger tires with rims: $3.00 each

depending on size – call for more information.

COMPOST

Compost is available seasonally and residents are encouraged to bring leaves, grass clipping and yard waste to the Transfer Station. You will be required to take your containers and/or bags back home with you. This service is free.

NOTE: All Sanitation charges are billed on your monthly Utility bill.