Kirksville Trash and Recycling Schedule



Kirksville is a city in Adair County, Missouri with a population of over 17,000 residents. This article provides an overview of trash and recycling collection schedules and services in Kirksville.

Trash Collection

  • Trash collection in Kirksville is provided by RTS Waste Services LLC.

  • All households are required to have trash collection service. The monthly fee of $11.55 is charged on city utility bills.

  • Trash is collected weekly on your scheduled collection day. Find your collection day here.

  • Trash must be curbside by 6:30 AM on collection day.

  • Trash cannot be placed curbside earlier than noon the day before your scheduled collection.

  • Trash carts must be returned to the side or back of the home within 24 hours of collection.

  • Each household is provided one 65-gallon trash cart by RTS Waste Services. Extra carts can be requested for $4/month.

  • Bagged trash outside the cart will not be collected. The cart lid must fully close.

  • One large household item can be placed curbside weekly alongside the trash cart. Certain items like batteries, tires, and construction debris are not accepted.

Recycling Collection

  • Recycling is collected every other week on your scheduled trash collection day.

  • Accepted recyclables include:

    • Plastics #1 and #2

    • Aluminum and tin cans

    • Paper and cardboard

    • Milk jugs and plastic grocery bags

  • Recyclables should be clean and dry.

  • Each household is provided one 65-gallon recycling cart. Extra carts can be requested at no charge.

  • Any overflow recyclables can be placed in clear plastic bags beside the cart.

Glass Recycling

  • Glass recycling requires purchasing a separate glass collection tote from the city for $3.99.

  • Glass collection is the first Monday of each month. Totes must be curbside by 6:30 AM.

  • All glass food and beverage containers are accepted. Items should be rinsed clean.

Yard Waste

  • Brush and limbs under 4 feet long and 2 inches diameter are collected curbside twice per year during Spring and Fall city-wide cleanups.

  • The city brush site located at 22376 State Hwy 6 is open year-round for dropping off brush and limbs from city residents.

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Household hazardous waste like chemicals, batteries, and lightbulbs can be dropped off at the Public Works Complex at 2001 N. Osteopathy.

  • Drop-offs are by appointment only during scheduled days in May and September.

Holiday Schedule

Trash and recycling collection are delayed by one day after these holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving

Glass collection is also delayed by one day after Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Contact Information

For trash and recycling collection service questions or missed pickups, contact RTS Waste Services:

Phone: 660-784-2474

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For utility billing and payment questions, contact the City of Kirksville:

Phone: 660-627-1225

Website: Kirksville Trash & Recycling

Following the trash and recycling schedule and guidelines helps keep Kirksville clean. Contact the city or RTS Waste Services with any additional questions.


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