Public Works - Sanitation Division

Dave Dunn, Superintendent - 417-235-3763
Public Work's Office Hours ..............7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday

         Trash Information
          Special Pickups
          Trash Schedule
           Holiday Trash Schedule

Trash Carts

The Sanitation Division is responsible for collection and hauling of residential refuse. Trash must be out by 7:00 a.m. on your designated day. Carts will not be picked up if yard waste or construction material is in the cart. City ordinance requires only the collection of refuse in the cart. Extra refuse will be picked up if bags are marked with a sticker that is purchased at City Hall. Note: Bags must fall within the weight and size guidelines as stated on the sticker.

The City of Monett uses an automated collection system where an operator in the cab activates a mechanical arm on the side of the truck to lift and empty the trash cart. Automated collection is more efficient, environmentally friendly, safer and economical than manual collection. Some collection routes may change from alley to street collection. Any route changes will be communicated to residents to ensure everyone knows their pickup location, Street or Alley.  

RESTRICTIONS: The lid on your cart should close fully. The maximum weight of the cart should NOT EXCEED 130 LBS. Overloaded carts that result in damage to the cart will not be the responsibility of the City of Monett. Current re-placement costs are $65.00. per cart. All damages will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

All regular household garbage may be placed inside the cart. You can use any type of garbage bags from small to large. Waste should be bagged and tied. This will prevent garbage from becoming airborne as well as helping to keep your cart cleaner. Anything placed in the cart must be able to fall freely when dumped. DO NOT STUFF THE CART TIGHT WITH GARBAGE.

Please keep in mind that everyone is given a designated pick-up day, NOT a time due to many variables such as manpower, equipment malfunctions/breakdowns, weather, truck loading variables etc.. All carts should be out ready for pick-up by 7:00 AM on your designated day.

Please insure a minimum of THREE FEET clearance on all sides of the cart.

Sanitation Fee - $17.50/month per cart
          Senior Rate (65 and older) - $15.50/month per cart
Bag Stickers - $1.50 per bag not in carts (must be purchased from collections office)
Special Pickups - $20 per item
          - Carpet is $20 for every 2 rooms – if there are 3 rooms it is $40
          - Large appliance (washer, dryer, water tank, stove, mattress, etc.)
          - Refrigerators can only be picked up if the compressor has been taken out prior to pickup.

View our map to see when your trash schedule is.

Route for Truck #41 is as follows:
Monday - East of 9th Street from north City limits to railroad tracks; west side of 9th Street from north City limits to Cleveland; Woodland Ridge subdivision
Tuesday - North of Cleveland from west City limits to 9th Street
Wednesday - West of Eisenhower from Cleveland to RR tracks; south of Highway 60
Thursday - Cleveland south to RR tracks between Eisenhower and Central
Friday - Cleveland south to Broadway between Central and 9th Street
Route for Truck #43 is as follows:
Tuesday - City stops (South Park, North Park, Utility Warehouse, Waste Water, Compost Center, Recycle Center, City Hall, Police, Airport), Broadway, East Nellie Street, Bryan Place, Crest Drive, Hilton Drive, Bridle Lane, Monett Meadows, apartments at 9th & County Street, all church dumpsters
Wednesday - Apartment dumpsters (except Monett Meadows and at 9th & County Street), Compost Center, Recycle Center, Timber Creek subdivision, Moge Road, Gymnastics Center, South Lincoln, west of Eisenhower south of County Street to north of Diane Lane, Eisenhower south of Brandermill, Marshall Trailer Park, Apple Blossom Lane, Waldensian Road
Friday - Marshall Hill, South Park, North Park, Compost Center, Recycle Center, first alley west of Central from Cleveland to Broadway, Broadway south to Front between Central and 9th Street


Holiday Trash Schedule:
Normal Pick Up                                              Holiday Pick Up
Monday, February 19, 2024                    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024                               Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024                                 Friday, July 5, 2024
Monday, September 2, 2024                   Tuesday, September 3, 2024
Friday, November 11, 2024                      Monday, November 14, 2024
Thursday, November 28, 2024               Monday, December 2, 2024
Friday, November 29, 2024                      Monday, December 2, 2024
Monday, December 2, 2024                     Tuesday, December 3, 2024
Tuesday, December 24, 2024                  Thursday, December 26, 2024
Wednesday, December 25, 2024          Thursday, December 26, 2024
Thursday, December 26, 2024               Friday, December 27, 2024
Wednesday, January 1, 2025                  Thursday, January 2, 2025


Dumpster Fee is: $100/2 weeks – ($75 fee to set Dumpster & $25 for 1st empty)
                                          $25 each additional time it is emptied.
Dumpsters are limited to 2 weeks. Dumpsters are a 2 cubic yard (6’x3’x3’) = 4 trash carts. The truck that empties dumpsters only runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. Dumpsters are set by the sanitation department and must remain where they were set.