Category Archives: Recycling

Bags2Bench Tour: 2021-2022

Presented by OneSTL ๐ŸŽซ You won’t want to miss this educational, traveling bench! Can you guess what it’s made out of? The traveling bench is making it’s way around St. Louis Metro Area campuses! Premiering in September 2021 at Washington University and traveling around The Lou until May 2022 ending it’s tour at St. Louis […]

What’s Spooky and Ends Up in the Landfill?๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ One-Time-Use-Disposables!

Ghosts, witches and spiders – oh my! Halloween has become the second largest consumption holiday following Christmas. In 2019, Americans spent around $9 BILLION, mostly on Halloween decorations, candy and costumes. Below are some ways we can still enjoy this spooky holiday without creating excess waste and spending a lot of money. Halloween Candy Whether […]

Reduce. ๐Ÿšซ Reuse. ๐Ÿ”‚ Recycle. โ™ป

Back to the basics. We all learned the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” at some point during our early school years. We may have heard it so often that its importance has been forgotten. This blog post will refresh our views on the infamous 3 RRR’s and provide ways to implement them into our everyday life. […]

Plastics: What is Recyclable?

Plastics often leave us asking ourselves, “Is this recyclable?” ๐Ÿคจ There are so many different types of plastic bottles, containers, wraps and random plastics, it can get confusing. This blog post will make it easier for you to understand which items are recyclable in our Blue Bin, which are recyclable beyond the Blue Bin and […]

Earth Month: Small Steps, BIG Impact

At Saint Louis City Recycles, we celebrate Earth Day everyday! While we are continuing to stay distant and keep each other safe, we can still celebrate and learn together! This blog post will highlight ways that we can help you individually, with friends and family or even with your neighbors become the best recyclers and […]

Food and Beverage Cartons: The Inside Scoop

Food and beverage cartons are the latest addition to the “recycling world” and the sixth category of the six items that are accepted in our Blue Bins. This blog post will discuss the types of food and beverage cartons we can recycle, what they are recycled into, which cartons we cannot recycle and why. We […]

What is “Wish-Cycling?”

Wish-cycling is the act of placing items in the Blue Bin with the hopes that they will be recycled. We’ve all been guilty of it. But it’s good that we ask ourselves before just tossing anything in our Blue Bin, “Can I recycle this?” ๐Ÿค” While wish-cycling is often done with good intentions, it can […]

Holiday Recycling: Gift Wrap Edition ๐ŸŽ

Even though gift exchanges this year may look a little different, it’s still important to recycle responsibly. Waste increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! This blog post will guide you into making sure our gift wrap and packaging makes it into the correct bin! Wrap ‘Em Up There are so many different kinds […]

All About Them Bulbs, ‘Bout Them Bulbs๐Ÿ’ก

Just like the cereal aisle, the light bulb section can be quite overwhelming. “What do I need? CFL? Incandescent? LED? And what the heck are lumens and watts?” We’ve all had these questions and we’ve found some of the answers you’ve been looking for. In this blog post we’ll learn about the different types of […]