The City of Sedalia has long recognized that recycling is an environmentally responsible management practice for municipal waste materials.
Effective October 3, 2016, the City of Sedalia is beginning single-stream curbside recycling for residents. With the start of the curbside service, commingled containers will no longer be provided at the local drop-off sites. Glass collection containers will continue to be provided at the City's drop-off site located at 10th and Massachusetts and the City's Materials Management Site at 27887 Highway U as glass cannot be included with single-stream materials.
Recycling is a safe, reliable way to reuse various consumer materials and it reduces the amount of solid waste taken to the landfills. Recycled products may be utilized in a great variety of industrial and municipal products. The City of Sedalia offers recycling services through our Materials Management Site located at 27882 Highway U plus provides the two satellite sites for glass collection.
Curbside single-stream recycling will be picked-up on the same day as trash service. Residents are encouraged to have separate containers for their trash versus their recycling, with the containers marked "T" for trash and "R" for recycling. If only one container is available, trash may be placed in bags with recycling materials placed in the container. We ask that you leave some space between the trash and recycling containers/bags to help our City crews in identifying the different materials. While there is no limit on the amount of trash cans or trash bags used, please be aware there is a 35 gallon and 75 pound weight limit per trash can or bag.
Pettis County Recycles Too!
Effective November 21, 2016, the City working with the Pettis County Commission will make residential recycling services available to individuals residing outside the corporate city limits of the City of Sedalia for an annual fee of $64. This will provide individuals not residing in Sedalia with an alternative to landfilling reusable materials accepted by the City of Sedalia for recycling. For a list of recyclable materials accepted and those not accepted, please see the information listed below.
While recycling is the environmentally "right thing to do," the City is required to offset its costs of collecting, transporting and having the materials processed for reuse through collection of a fee for the service. The recycling fee is required as the costs for collection and processing of recyclable materials routinely exceed the moneys generated from sale of such material for reuse.
The form and annual recycling fee must be paid and the decal placed on the individual's vehicle prior to any material being delivered to the recycling location. The form and fee may be hand delivered to or mailed to the following address:
City of Sedalia
200 S. Osage Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
After payment of the applicable fee and upon receipt of the recycling decals, individuals may begin delivering residential recyclable materials to the City of Sedalia's Materials Management Site at 27882 Highway U, Sedalia, Missouri. Each household paying to recycle materials will receive two (2) recycling decals to be displayed in the rear window of the vehicle(s) delivering recyclables to the drop-off site.
Current Hours of Operation
The Materials Management Site is open 7 days a week, excluding City Holidays, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for collection of electronic waste and glass. Household hazardous waste disposal is provided to residents by appointment only as a certified technician must be on hand to process the materials. Residents may schedule a time to drop off their household hazardous waste by calling (660) 827-3000, extension 1166.
Materials Management Site
27822 Highway U
Glass Recycling Collection Site
1002 S. Massachusetts Ave.
Accepted Materials for Recycling
- Phone books
- Paper egg cartons
- Opened mail and greeting cards
- File folders
- White or pastel office paper
- Magazines, brochures and catalogs
- Paperboard boxes
- Paperback books
- Pizza boxes
- Corrugated cardboard
- Paper bags
- Paper milk/juice cartons (no foil pouches, do not flatten)
- Clean balled aluminum foil (2" or larger) and pie pans
- Empty aerosol cans (no caps)
- Cans (do not crush or flatten)
- #1-7 plastic tubs, screw top jars, bottles and jugs
(no lids, no #7 PLA compostables do not flatten!)
- Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
Items NOT Accepted for Recycling
- Thin plastics bags such as those used at grocery stores and big box retailers
- Windows, window glass
- Glass, drinking glasses, mirrors
- Ceramics, plates, vases
- Scrap metal
- Light bulbs, fluorescent tubes
- Tyvek Envelopes
- Plastic microwave trays
- Frozen food, ice cream or frozen juice containers
- Medical waste, needles or syringes
- Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
- Tissues, paper towels, napkins
For additional information, contact the Public Works Department: (660) 827-3000.
Sanitation and Recycling Department