Category Archives: Recycling

Ways to Properly Dispose of Your Unwanted Clothes in St. Louis

Have you wondered what to do with unwanted clothes? Do they go in the trash or is there another option? Do our clothes ever disappear? In this blog, you will learn about what happens to our unwanted clothes and how you can help our environment by properly disposing of them. This guest blog post is […]

Sustainable Bathroom Swaps

Scrub-a-dub-dub! The bathroom is a place where we spend a lot of time cleaning, prepping and grooming. Here are some of the small eco-friendly changes we can make in the bathroom that can make a BIG impact on our health and environment. Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue We all use it, so why not choose […]

Why Compost

The first full week in May is International Compost Awareness Week.  It is estimated that every year 125 to 160 billion pounds of food is wasted.  This equates to 238 pounds of food per person, per year.  Only 5% of food scraps make it to a compost pile, resulting in a lot of wasted valuable […]

History of Earth Day

The Beginning of Earth Day The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970, nearly 50 years ago!  Years before Earth Day’s inaugural year, discussions regarding the state of our planet had started.  The release of Rachel Carson’s book in 1962, Silent Spring, became a best seller.  In her award winning novel she “calls for humans to act […]

Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste? Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes unusable or unwanted chemical products such as pesticides, fertilizers, paint thinners and stains, etc.  On average, a household can accumulate 30 pounds of HHW in a single year, which equates to 1.6 million tons in the U.S. each year.  Chemicals haven’t been around for many […]

Virtual Recycling Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it’s collected?  Join us on a virtual tour of our sorting facility! When the City’s Refuse Division picks up your recycling and trash, it gets taken to a Transfer Station, where waste is transferred from the trash or recycling truck into separate semi-trucks.  Then they haul […]

Be Green, Shop Local

And just like that, 2018 has nearly come to an end!  In the last six weeks of the year, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, our household waste INCREASES 25%!  As you wrap up your year and presents for loved ones, you can choose to make the days less wasteful.  About 35% of Americans have an […]