Category Archives: Recycling

America Recycles Day November 15!

America Recycles Day “America Recycles Day” is celebrating 20 years this year since it was first instated in 1997.  This national initiative was established by Keep America Beautiful to encourage Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  Many are surprised to find out that America Recycles Day started in the late nineties even though Earth […]

How To Green Your Halloween

Here are some easy tips for making your Halloween more sustainable. Candy: Choose to share candy that is packaged in foil or boxes because those materials can be recycled!  Did you know that an estimated 80,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day with enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres of space — that’s almost 40 football fields!  […]

Unstash That Trash FREE Recycling Event

Saint Louis City Recycles invites YOU to the 3rd Annual Unstash That Trash:  A Community Art & Recycling Event     Activities Throughout the Event   There will be hands-on activities for all ages, art projects, games and a tour of the LEED certified William J. Harrison Community Education Center.   St. Louis City residents […]

Total Eclipse in the Lou

The solar eclipse is passing over St. Louis on Monday, August 21st at about 1:20 p.m.!  If you’re like us, you probably have some great ideas about where to view this cosmic event. With so much excitement and many large scale gatherings being planned, we here at Saint Louis City Recycles want to remind all St. […]

Take the ‘Plastic Free July’ Challenge Anytime!

Plastic is everywhere.  It’s embedded in our consumer culture.  So going ‘plastic free’ can seem overwhelming.  But the good news is that every time you reduce your plastic usage, it has an impact! Why Go Plastic Free? The amount of plastic produced in a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity: […]

6 Ways Saint Louis City Recycles and Brightside St. Louis Can Help You Connect With Nature on World Environment Day

World Environment Day is Monday, June 5th. Canada is the host country this year and the theme is, “I’m With Nature”.  You can see World Environment Day’s website here.  Living in the city can sometimes prove difficult to connect with nature.  Luckily, in St. Louis we have many ways to connect with nature.  If you […]

An Update from the Saint Louis City Recycles Team!

Looking Good in Blue!  Our team has been working hard to give every resident in the City of St. Louis the tools, knowledge and motivation to make reducing, reusing and recycling a part of their daily routine.  Thanks to the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, Saint Louis City Recycles has reached major milestones in […]

Compost for Earth Month!

Tips & Facts Did you know the leading cause of landfill pollution is methane gas from food decomposition?  Composting reduces those methane emissions. About 30% (by weight) of St. Louis City’s residential trash is food and yard waste. (Most recent MO Waste Composition Study) Composting reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and encourages the production […]

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and decorating can be fun, but the expense and waste can really add up!  Here are five low waste and low cost St. Patrick’s Day crafts that reduce your waste and saves the gold in your pocket. Shamrock Toilet Paper Roll Stamp This stamp is […]

Love for Recycling is in the Air

  February is the month of love.  To us, the best way to love your family and friends is to love the Earth!  Here are 9 recycling tips after the Valentine’s Day chocolates are all eaten and the flowers have dried up. After all the chocolate is gone, cardboard candy boxes can easily be recycled […]