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Columbia Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Columbia trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Columbia is in Missouri with Kansas City and Olathe to the west, St. Louis and St.Peters to the east, Ottumwa to the north, and Jefferson City to the south.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Columbia Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s CoMo Recycle and Trash App.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Recycling and trash collection will be delayed one day during the week of a City-observed holiday. Please download our CoMo Recycle and Trash app to get reminders for your collection day. The calendar on this app is adjusted for the holidays.

The City of Columbia observes:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day 
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving (eventhough City offices are closed Friday after Thanksgiving, curbside collection will resume. Thursday customers will be collected Friday, and Friday customers collected Saturday.)
  • Christmas Day

Columbia Trash Collection Map

Columbia Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To arrange a pickup of bulky items or major appliances, complete the online request form by selecting “Large Item Collection” on the CoMo Recycle and Trash app.

For more information, call 573-874-2489.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Normal household items that are too large to be placed in refuse bags
  • Furniture
  • Appliances

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Materials resulting from the erection, destruction or remodeling of a building
  • Felled trees
  • Large automobile parts
  • Hazardous materials
  • Items that generally cannot be handled by two individuals

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Columbia and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Due to ongoing staff shortages within the Solid Waste Utility, the City of Columbia has temporarily suspended the collection of all residential curbside recycling. The Utility will monitor and evaluate staffing levels in order to restore this service as soon as staffing levels allow. 

The City’s priority is the health and sanitation of our community. Therefore, the collection of refuse must take priority over the collection of recyclable materials.

We realize the suspension of curbside recycling will be an inconvenience for many of our residents. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. The City of Columbia appreciates the citizens’ patience as we work to restore this service for our customers.

All material to be collected curbside must be in a trash bag. Crews will not pick up blue recycling bags. Customers who do not want their recyclable materials to go to the landfill may take recyclable materials to one of the nine recycling drop-off sites the City has available. 

You also can download the CoMo Recycle and Trash app for updates and notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Columbia?

Collection of large items will be provided for residential customers receiving curbside collection. 

To arrange a pickup of bulky items or major appliances, complete the online request form through the CoMo Recycle and Trash app. For more information, call 573-874-2489 or visit the Large Item Collection page.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s CoMo Recycle and Trash App and enter your address in the search bar.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Columbia Solid Waste Department?

Phone: 573.874.2489
Email: [email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Columbia trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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