Category Archives: Recycling

It’s Time For The Recycling Extravaganza!

Do you have a bunch of stuff around the house you’d like to recycle, but it doesn’t go in your Blue Bin?  Bring it all to the Recycling Extravaganza!  Saint Louis City Recycles has partnered with St. Louis Earth Day this year to help bring the recycling collectors to YOU all in ONE location! Where:  […]

Give Up Making Waste!

Now is the perfect time to give up making waste! Now is a great time to work towards being a zero-waste household; some folks are celebrating Lent and Earth Month is approaching!  Zero-waste means moving toward eliminating trash and creating a circular economy by minimizing the amount you send to a landfill. The basics: arm […]

Spotlight: Carver Elementary School

Saint Louis Public School Carver Elementary has made extraordinary efforts to “Reduce their Waste Line”.  Check out their wonderful programs that have made positive results for their school and the planet! In April 2017, Saint Louis City Recycles presented a puppet show to 1st grade students and gave out 30 classroom recycling bins and two […]

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 […]