Helpful resources for St. Louis city residents. Where to take household recyclables, recycle electronics and paper shredding services.
Aluminum Everything that we use or consume comes from a natural resource which is why it’s so important to dispose of items in the proper bin. Recycling, landfill, yard waste and even compost bins help us divert waste to the proper location based on what we are disposing of. Do you know where we get […]
Updated December 6, 2022 If high levels of contamination (i.e. trash) are seen along an alley recycling collection route, those blue dumpsters may be collected with trash dumpsters. To ensure your materials get recycled, you may wish to use a City Recycling Dropoff Location (listed below). These designated recycling bins are on their own route, […]
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 […]
Recycling can be traced back to the Bronze Age! This blog post will review the history of recycling and how it has changed over time.
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 […]
Over 15 ways to reuse common household items and reduce waste!
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]