Why Recycle at Events


Recycling is required at all permitted events in the City of St. Louis, but there are many other reasons to recycle at your event too!

Recycling Is Good For Your Event

  • Get good publicity. Recycling (and other sustainable practices) shows your commitment to sustainability, an ever growing expectation of event attendees.
  • Recycling at your event may reduce your trash disposal expenses.
  • Recycling helps keep your event clean, increasing the likelihood that people will return.

Recycling Is Good For The Economy

  • Recycling supports local businesses who collect recyclables, or who manufacture or sell products made from recycled materials.
  • Increasing recycling creates more jobs in all those areas.

Recycling Is Good For The Environment

  • Recycling conserves natural resources and energy, while also preventing pollution associated with extracting raw materials from the earth.
  • Recycling keeps valuable materials out of landfills, reducing the production of toxic leachate and greenhouse gases.

Join Your Neighbors and Pledge to Recycle This Year!

St. Louis residents recycle 61 lbs of material every minute, but we can still do better. Will you help us recycle even more?


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