Category Archives: Recycling

Recycling Update: 2022

As of May 25th, 2022 Recycling and trash collection in alleys will return to normal on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Please place recyclable materials in the Blue Bin, trash in the Brown Bin and yard waste in the Green Waste Bin. As of December 7th, 2021: The recycling and trash are unfortunately still being collected […]

History of Recycling: Part Two

Welcome to part two of The History of Recycling! “The History of Recycling: Part One” explained what recycling is and how it was prioritized and utilized from 1500 BC until plastic was invented in 1907.  Now, Part Two will explore the changes in recycling as plastic increases in popularity and the environmental movement kicks off […]

How You Can Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

As we enter into another April Earth Month, we might start to reflect back on our consumption and ask ourselves how we can become more sustainable, create less waste and adopt life-long environmentally friendly habits.  This blog post will discuss how small steps right at home can make a BIG impact.  From the bathroom, to […]

Paperboard Cans: Recycling Update!

We have a big announcement for St. Louis City Recyclers! When recycling manufactures, communities and sustainable companies work together, the outcome can benefit everyone! The small steps of these individual entities collaborating make a BIG impact! We can now accept paperboard cans! 🤗 Wait, What are Paperboard Cans? Paperboard cans, or sometimes referred to as […]

What Do All These Colors Mean?

RESIDENTS WITH ALLEY DUMPSTERS SHOULD READ THIS SERVICE COLLECTION UPDATE! Deciphering the Colors The colors of the dumpsters in the alleyways have a very specific and important meaning based on their color. This blog post will discuss what the alley dumpster colors mean. We will also explain why the various Refuse truck colors don’t matter. […]

Plastics Recycling 201

“Can we still recycle plastics?”    “What do the numbers mean?”  “Styrofoam is marked, doesn’t that make it recyclable?”   In the early 20th century, there were only a handful of plastics and very few uses for it. Fast forward 100 years and it’s hard to find things that we don’t use plastic for.  These […]

Holiday Recycling: The Naughty and Nice List 🎁

The holiday’s are fast approaching again! Did you know that during the holidays our household waste increases by 50%? 😲 50%! If you plan to participate in gift exchanges this year, we have an ideal guide to help everyone lower their consumption, avoid wish-cycling and recycle responsibly! Gift Giving Alternatives Switch things up with your […]

No Contamination November

Lets focus on “No Contamination!” this November! 🧔 Time is flying by and the holidays are around the corner. This is a good time for a quick refresher as to what major contaminants are found in our Blue Bins during the holidays and why they are harmful to the recycling process. FACT: Waste increases by […]