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Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers 03312020
To view the Designation of Critical Infrastructure Workers pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21, please click here.
Best Way Disposal COVID-19 Collection Service Update
To view Best Way Disposal collection update, please click here.
Public Housing Coordinator
The St. Joseph Housing Commission is accepting resumes for the Public Housing Coordinator position.Read more ...
Special Pickup Program Suspension
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Trash Collection - Special Pickup Program for large or bulky items has been suspended through April 30, 2020.
Brush Collection Notice
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21, which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph Brush Collections scheduled for the weeks of April 6-10 and May 4-8, 2020 have been canceled.
Leaf Collection Cancellation Notice
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the related Executive Order No. 2020-21 which temporarily requires the suspension of activities that are not necessry to sustain or protect life, the City of St. Joseph has suspended the Spring Leaf Collection Program previously scheduled for March 23 through April 30, 2020.
To all prospective bidders: Addendum No. 1 - Niles Avenue Demolition Project, 1015 Niles Avenue
To view Addendum No. 1 for 1015 Niles Avenue Demolition Project, please click on it.
March 30th City Commission Meeting Cancelled
Please be advised that the City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020, has been cancelled. To view the notice, please click here.
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Waste & Recycling
The City of St. Joseph provides weekly rubbish collection by contracting services with Best Way Disposal along with bi-weekly curbside recycling.
Best Way Disposal
Residential Rubbish is collected weekly under a City contract by Best Way Disposal. Best Way provides large gray two-wheeled carts for weekly collection. Place the cart at the curbside not earlier than 5pm the night before collection and please bring the cart in by 11am the morning following collection. If you need the removal of oversized items that cannot be collected with regular rubbish collection, please view our page about special pick-ups. All rubbish should be in a sealed bag or containter.
About Your Bin
To prepare materials to place in your bin, please follow the Curbside Recycling Guide, located below. Paper grocery sacks may be helpful and can be used if you wish. Please be sure tin cans are not hidden in between the newspapers. We recommend newspapers on the bottom and plastic, tin and glass on top to sheild the papers. Even if some of the papers get wet, they can still be recycled.
Your recycling day is every other week on the same day as your trash day. Place your bin by 7am at the curb on one side of your driveway. Place your garbage can on the other side of your driveway. This will ensure that recyclables are not confused with the garbage.
If a holiday falls on your collection day, your items will be picked up on the following day. The following holidays will be observed:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Curbside Recycling Guide
|Newspapers including inserts
|Lay on bottom of recycling bin, or place in grocery sack in recycling bin. -Cardboard must be no larger than 2'x2' and broken down -Keep newspaper separate from other paper|
|- Clear, Green and Brown Jars & Bottles||- Dishes
- Light Bulbs
- Remove lid or ring
- Labels may stay
- Place in bin
|PLASTIC & FOAM POLYSTYRENE|
|- Plastic Containers with 1-5 & 7 inside recycle symbol - Commingled Containers such as Aseptic Packaging & Gable Top Containers (milk and juice cartons)||- Plastic without recycle symbol
- Plastic Grocery Bags
- Packing Pellets
- Remove Cap
- Labels may stay
- Place in bin
|METAL & ALUMINUM|
|- Food Cans
- Pie Tins
- Lids from jars
|- Paint Cans
- Aerosol Cans
- Remove Labels
- Flatten (if possible)
- Place in bin
|NOTE: Any items not listed above or not properly prepared will be left in your recycling bin.|
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