Category Archives: Recycling

Meal Delivery Kits: What Can I Recycle?

Since we’re all at home more now, a lot of us are probably tired of cooking, right?  The ads and commercials for at-home meal delivery kits have been on social media and commercials of every platform. Saint Louis City Recycles receives a lot of questions about which items are recyclable from your delivery kit, so […]

In-Home Waste Audit

While we’re all working, learning and staying at home more often, we have probably noticed an increase in trash and recycling at home. Take some time to learn why it’s important to lower your household waste by completing your own in-home waste audit. Why is a Waste Audit Important? If you’re wondering why you should […]

Plastic Free July: How Can You Participate?

Plastic Free July is becoming more popular as we learn more about the environmental effects of plastic waste to our waterways, animals and humans.  Plastic Free July is the birth child of the Plastic Free Foundation that began in 2011.  Originally starting in Australia, it has swept the world in a number of ways that […]

Tips for a Low-Waste Barbecue or Picnic

The time has come to fire up the pit and lather on the sauce! We’ve compiled some helpful tips for a low-waste BBQ or picnic. These tips can be used whether you’re hosting or attending a socially-distanced gathering. Pro tip: place the recycling bin next to the trash can. This helps to avoid unwanted contamination […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 2

In our last blog post, “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1,” we wrote about what paper, cardboard and plastic bottles and containers are made from and why it’s important to recycle them.  In Part 2 of “Why We Should Recycle,” we will learn what glass bottles and jars, metal food and beverage cans and food […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 1

“Why should we even bother recycling?”  “Why should I spend the time recycling?”  These are questions recycling professionals and enthusiasts hear and receive often. This blog will provide some further details about why it is important to recycle and how easy it is.  It is common to forget that everything has to come from somewhere, […]

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 […]