Waste Collection & Recycling

We are relaunching up Large Item Pickup!!

to schedule see below or fill online form out here.

Recycling Simplified

At Republic Services, we bring you quick and easy ways to make a difference in our communities.  Follow these simple guidelines to become a better recycler.  Click the link below for information on "Recycling Simplified."


Allied Waste/Republic Services provides residential solid waste, yard waste and recycling collection in the City of Edwardsville. If you have any questions regarding solid waste collection services and collection schedules please call Allied Waste/Republic Services directly at 618-656-6883 or review the 2021 recycling schedules. In order to determine if your pick up date is on the Route A or Route B Schedule please contact the Public Works Office at 618-692-7535, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here is a document showing "Accepted Materials" for our recycle program

Review the "Naughty and Nice Recycle List (PDF)" for information on how to recycle/reuse your holiday decorations and gift wrappings.


Allied Waste/Republic Services recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there is no disruption in your pickup schedule. Should your pick up day fall on a holiday your trash and recycling will be collected on the following day.

Yard waste collection is on the same day as your regular trash pick up. This service provides collection of paper bags (no plastic bags) or trash cans of yard waste. Please mark trash cans with a large red “X” and bundle twigs/branches in four foot lengths. Yard waste collection will be collected year round. Bags or cans of yard waste are not to exceed 60 pounds in weight.

Trash Tips

  • Set your trash and recycling out by 6 a.m.
  • Bag or containerize all trash.
  • Place trash and recycling close to the curb.
  • Call Allied Waste/Republic Services for large item pick ups.
  • If you have a large amount of cardboard for recycling call Allied Waste/Republic Services in advance.

Large Trash Pick-Up

Residents now have the flexibility to schedule up to four household large item pickups per calendar year at no extra charge. Residents may schedule up to four pickups. Schedule your household large item pickup when it is convenient for you! To see our press release please click here.

How to schedule your service:

Step 1 - Fill our online form out here or call Republic Services® at 618.656.6883 and provide a brief description of your items. Your pickup will be scheduled within 7 days of your call.

Step 2 - Place your items at the curb no more than 12 hours before your scheduled pickup.

Please do not place your items at the curb until you have called Republic Services and scheduled the specific collection date.

Acceptable items included in large item pickups include appliances; carpet, which must be cut into bundles no longer than 4’ in length and 3’ in diameter and weighing less than 50 lbs. per bundle; furniture such as couches, chairs, dressers, tables, and desks; glass portions of doors and windows, which must be broken down and placed into a small box marked glass; and mattress sets.

Unacceptable items include basketball sets/poles, unless they are broken down into sections and no larger than 3’ in diameter; batteries; concrete and other construction material of any kind; electronic waste, including televisions, computer monitors and accessories, DVD/VCR players, etc.; fluorescent light bulbs; lead/oil based paint or varnish; loose trash or trash in cardboard boxes; tires; and yard waste.

 Republic Service Customer Service: 618.656.6883

For more info and a list of Do’s and Don’ts please see our flyer here

Convenient Disposal of Sharps Waste

Allied Waste/Republic Services now offers a convenient way for customers to dispose of home-generated sharps waste - such as needles and syringes. This is available for anyone - they don’t need to be a current Allied Waste/Republic Services customer. For more information regarding this program, please visit: the Republic Sharps website.