Refuse Collection

Overview
Dayne's Waste Disposal Inc. is the approved residential waste collector for the City of Mexico. Trash pickup is once per week and depends on the area in which you live. You may contact us at 573-581-2100 to find out your route day.

Waste collection begins at 6:00 a.m. If Christmas day (December 25) falls on your collection day, waste will be picked up on the Saturday prior, unless otherwise advertised on this website and in the local newspaper.

Residents may call City Hall about missed trash pickups or other trash complaints. Our personnel will work with you to resolve issues as quickly as possible.

Bulky Items
Special pick ups are available for pick up of bulky items by calling City Hall at 573-581-2100 and making a request. We will provide your name and address to either Daynes Waste Dispoal or Public Works and they will make the special pickup on the next scheduled route day for your area.

Bulky items include:
  • Furniture
  • Other sizable waste materials
  • Refrigerators, ice makers, freezers, and window air conditioners if a certificate from a technician certifying removal of freon from the appliance is provided
  • Stoves
  • Washing machines
  • Water tanks
Items not picked up:
  • Construction debris
  • Dead animals
  • Hazardous waste
  • Stable matter with great weights or volumes
Unacceptable Waste
  • Any type of special wastes without analysis and approval (asbestos, etc.)
  • Any types of pesticides, poisons, cleaners, or flammable liquids
  • Car and truck tires
  • Explosives
  • Hazardous wastes / PCB wastes
  • Infectious wastes
  • Lead acid car batteries
  • Medical wastes
  • Paints (oil based, enamel based, or lead based) latex or water based paints are accepted if containers are opened and dried solid
  • Raw sewage
  • Waste oils (motor, hydraulic, etc.)
  • Yard wastes (tree limbs, leaves, grass clippings, brush, etc.)
Refuse Storage Containers
Residential solid waste should be stored in containers between 20-35 gallons in nominal capacity. Containers should be leak proof, waterproof, and fitted with a fly tight lid and be properly covered at all times except when depositing or removing waste. The containers should have handles, bails, or other suitable lifting devices.

Containers should be originally manufactured for residential solid waste. The containers should be lightweight and sturdy. Galvanized metal containers, or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the director may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.