Waste Collection & Recycling

In the City of Edwardsville, services offered include: 


Please scroll down for more information on all of these services.


Allied Waste/Republic Services provides residential solid waste, yard waste and recycling collection in the City of Edwardsville. Residents also can utilize a large item pickup service up to four times each year.

If you have questions regarding solid waste collection services and collection schedules please call Allied Waste/Republic Services directly at 618-656-6883 or review the recycling schedules. In order to determine if your pickup date is on Route A or Route B, please consult the schedule or contact the Public Works Office at 618-692-7535 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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 pickup day fall on a holiday that is on a Monday through Friday, your trash and recycling will be collected on the following day.

Trash Tips

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

If you are having issues with your trash or recycling cart, or need to request a new one, please call Republic Services at 618-656-6883. To get help online, please visit Republic Services website and create an account, which allows you submit service requests and sign up for service alerts. 

Recycling Simplified

At Republic Services, we bring you quick and easy ways to make a difference in our communities. Follow these "Recycling Simplified" guidelines to become a better recycler:

Are you unsure about what you can and can't recycle? Check out the Accepted Materials list.

Review the Holiday Recycling Hints list for information on how to recycle/reuse your decorations and gift wrappings for holidays and birthdays.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection is on the same day as your regular trash pickup. 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 4-foot lengths. Yard waste collection will take place year-round. Bags or cans of yard waste are not to exceed 60 pounds in weight.

Madison County has operated a Christmas Tree Recycling Program for the past 25 years, and Edwardsville is among area municipalities and townships that participate by hosting recycling locations. Please see the recycling location flyer for more sites that will accept trees. For dates and times, visit Madison County's Building & Zoning website

Large Item Trash Pickup

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

How to schedule your large item pickup:

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 seven 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 scheduled a collection date with Republic Services and the date has been confirmed.

Acceptable items include: appliances; carpet, which must be cut into bundles no longer than 4’ in length and 3’ in diameter and weighing less than 50 pounds 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.

For more details, please see our flyer here.

If you have additional questions, please call Republic Services Customer Service: 618-656-6883

Convenient Disposal of Sharps Waste

Allied Waste/Republic Services  offers a convenient way for customers to dispose of home-generated sharps waste such as needles and syringes. This is available for anyone, even those who are not current Allied Waste/Republic Services customers. For more information regarding this program, please visit: the Republic Sharps website.