City Services and Problem Reporting
Citizens’ Service Bureau
Report problems and request services from the City of St. Louis (e.g., removing illegal dumping, problems with alley dumpsters,
street lights, etc.).
(314) 622-4800 | @stlcsb on Twitter
Report a Downed Power Line
Ameren of Missouri
1 (800) 552-7583
St. Louis Water and Sewer Authority
Dumping & Refuse
City Transfer Stations
Have excessive debris on your lot? Every year, St. Louis City residents can bring up to 12 loads of trash, yard waste, recycling,
bulk, or BOAT (car batteries, motor oil, appliances and car tires) items to City Transfer Stations. ID must be shown at drop-off. Residential refuse drop off:
North: 201 North Humboldt, 63147
South: 4100 South First Street, 63118
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday—Sunday
Tools & Equipment Rentals
Brightside St. Louis
Borrow hand tools or request a roll-off dumpster for large cleanups. Yard waste must be separated from trash and bulk items; For non-profits or groups working on LRA-owned lots only.
Many hardware stores rent lawn equipment, power tools, and trucks to help tackle larger-scale projects.
Identify Underground Utilities
Missouri One Call System
1 (800) DIG-RITE
University of Missouri-Extension
Soil testing is an important step before starting any project. For a small fee, groups can purchase a standard soil test, which will give information about the composition of their soil. Lead and other heavy metals testing is available for an additional fee.
Gardening & Horticulture
Forest Releaf of Missouri
Project Clear Grants
Metropolitan Sewer District
Grow Native! Plant Database
Missouri Prairie Foundation
City of St. Louis Street Tree Information
St. Louis Invasive Species List
Gateway Greening supports over 200 gardens in the St. Louis region with vegetable seedlings, tool loans, planning services, and technical assistance. Gateway Greening gardens that have operated successfully for 5+ years may be eligible to be included in their land trust.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Horticulture Answer Service
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday—Friday
Free online guides and fact sheets, as well as technical assistance with edible garden/orchard design & installation (paid service)
Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder App
Use this app for identifying thousands of plants and learn more about their characteristics and preferred conditions.
Shaw Nature Reserve
Good Life Growing
Milkweed for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project
Whole Building Guide Playground Design & Equipment
Public Playground Safety Checklist
Organization that provides resources to communities looking to create safe and equitable playspaces for their children