Downtown CID

Everyone in the CID must work together for the system to work.  Please respect your neighbors by breaking down boxes and running the compactor every time in order to make room for others. 

Push Button to make room in compactors

Solid waste services within the CID includes the common use of trash bins, trash compactors, and recycling bins designated for either Fiber or Containers. See Solid Waste District Ordinanceopens in a new window.


Materials should be sorted into 3 categories:

Container Bins
  • All Plastics (#1-7), except Styrofoam & plastic bags/film
    • includes cups, bottles, jugs, buckets
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Metal Food Cans
cans, bottles, jugs Plastic containers
Fiber Bins
  • Cardboard (flattened & folded)
  • Office Paper
  • Newspaper (removed from plastic sleeve)
  • Junk Mail (including paper envelopes, magazines and catalogs)
  • Boxboard and Chipboard (cereal/cracker boxes)
cereal boxes stack of newspapersflattened cardboard
Trash Bin or Compactor

All other non-reusable, non-hazardous, non-electronic items:

  • Styrofoam – packaging, foam meat/produce trays, egg cartons, to-go containers
  • Wrappers – plastic food wrap, plastic grocery sacks, straws, chip bags 
  • Certain metals – aluminum foil/pie tins
  • Paper towels, plates, cups, napkins
wrappers styrofoam
Broken place settings
  • Ceramic or glass plates, bowls, pans, coffee cups, pitchers
  • Drinking/wine/shot glasses
  • Silverware
glasses plates and bowls

If a trash compactor is available, please be sure tPUSH THE BUTTON tMAKE ROOM for others.


Finding the Appropriate Recycle Bin

Every business is located within a few blocks of the nearest recycle or trash dumpster.  Identify the closest bins to your business and educate staff on where to take waste.  It is also helpful to note backup bins in your vicinity in case the usual bins are full.

*Trash and Recycling is not permitted outside the bin.  If bin is full, DO NOT pile bags on top or leave on the ground next to dumpster.  It is your responsibility to find a dumpster with space available.

CID Map of Recycle bin locationsCID Recycle Map


Grant funds available for businesses looking to increase recycling process.  See Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District for more information on the application process and eligible projects. 

“MMSWMD encourages development of local and regional waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs by providing grants to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage.  MMSWMD is seeking grant projects that will develop new or improved programs reducing the generation of waste, create new markets or improve markets for recovered materials, or improve the handling of items banned from landfills by Missouri Law.” 


Solid Waste in the CID – English PDF

Solid Waste in the CID – Spanish PDF