Curbside Leaf Collection and Yard Waste

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No Yard Waste Stickers Needed

 1/24/2022:  No Yard Waste Stickers are needed at this time, until further notice.

Due to the COVID-19, the City of University City City Hall is closed to the public. With this situation, the City is not requiring the City Yard Waste Sticker on any brown biodegradable bags.  When you have your leaves and/or grass clippings in the biodegradable bags, just place them at the front curb on your normal trash/recycling service day.  The Public Works Department is not requiring resident to call in to schedule yard waste collection.  Are your trees shedding their leaves early?  You don’t have to wait for the Fall Leaf Collection, just bag your leaves in the biodegradable bags.Fall Leaves

Curbside Leaf Collection

leaf collection.jpgWith approximately 35,000 trees, it is no wonder that University City is often called the "Tree City." To maintain the attractiveness of the City, once these trees have shed their leaves, the Street Maintenance Division conducts city- wide curbside leaf collections during the fall and spring each year. The program runs for three (3) weeks in the spring and six (6) weeks in the fall. Residents can rake the leaves to the curb line on the street for collection during scheduled leaf collection periods.  Residents shall not place, sweep, or deposit leaves into a street more than three (3) days before the first (1st) day of the established leaf collection time period or after the last day of the established leaf collection time period for that area or zone.

Leaf Collection Guidelines to Residents

To ensure prompt service, leaves must be raked to the curb line the Sunday before collection begins in your area. To check for collection dates in your area, refer to the schedule below or look for the white banners in your area announcing collection times. Yard waste bags are not required if you choose to rake the leaves to the curb line for collection by University City staff during scheduled leaf collection periods. In addition, yard waste bag stickers are NOT required from October 15th - December 31st.

Please do not mix other yard waste (gumballs, trash, small tree branches/limbs, brush and grass clippings) in with leaves. Yard waste should be placed in the biodegradable bags to be picked up by the City on your regular trash and recycling collection day. Yard waste bags do NOT need stickers from October 15th to December 31st. Contact Public Works and Parks at 314-505-8560 with questions.
2022 Leaf Collection Schedule   /  MAP
East Area for 2022
March 14-18
November 7-11
December 5-9
Central Area for 2022
March 21-25
November 14-18
December 12-16
West Area for 2022
March 7-11
October 31-November 4
November 28-December 2

2022 Holiday Tree Pick-Up Schedule

Christmas Tree PickupChristmas and other holiday trees will be collected during the weeks of January 3, 2022, and January 10, 2022. Trees are recycled at the University City Composting Facility along with small limbs, yard waste, and leaves. Non-artificial trees without decorations or lights should be left at your front curb for collection on your regular trash and recycling day. Please do not place trees in the alley.

Remember, the trees must be bare, with no stands, ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. Place at the curb without plastic bags.

Also, a reminder to follow all recycling guidelines this holiday season. Items like holiday foil wrapping paper, bubble wrap, and tissue paper are all non-recyclable. Please visit our Recycling Page for further recycling guidance.

Yard Waste Collection

1992, the State of Missouri banned all yard waste from entering area landfills. To provide an environmentally sound, yet convenient and cost effective alternative, the City offers curbside collection of yard waste to all of its residents.

Under the Yard Waste Program, residents must place leaves, twigs, plants, or small brush in 30-gallon biodegradable bags, and each bag must have a yard waste sticker attached. Stickers are not required October 15th through December 31st.  1/24/2022:  No Yard Waste Stickers are needed at this time until further notice.

Residents must follow these guidelines for yard waste disposal:

Leaves and grass must be placed in brown, biodegradable paper bags with a City yard waste sticker attached.

No dirt, wood chips, or logs are accepted in the yard bags.

All brush must be tied in bundles no larger than 4' by 2' wide, with branches no thicker than 3 inches in diameter.

Yard waste is picked up on the same day as trash and recycling.

Curbside pickup of holiday trees occurs during the first two weeks of January on your regular collection day - please remove all lights, decorations and other items.

No Yard Waste Stickers Required At This Time Until Further Notice  1/24/2022

Yard Waste Stickers

For the convenience of U. City residents, a number of locations are available where yard waste stickers are sold. The stickers are available in packs of 5 for $7.50.


City Hall, 6801 Delmar Boulevard, 1st Floor
Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard
Walgreens, 8390 Delmar Boulevard
Walgreens, 7501 Olive Boulevard
Schnucks, 6920 Olive Boulevard
Schnucks, 8867 Ladue Road
Schnucks, 6600 Clayton Road
Pete's Shur-Sav, 7434 Olive Boulevard
BP Amoco, 7360 Forsyth Boulevard
Millbrook Pharmacy, 7010 Pershing Avenue

Order by Mail

Residents can now order yard waste stickers by mail! Minimum order is five stickers for $7.50 by check or money order.

Send requests to:
City of University City
Attn: Yard Waste Stickers
6801 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

Include a self-addressed return-stamped envelope. Residents do not need yard waste stickers on yard bags October 15th through December 31st.