Should I break down my cardboard boxes before recycling?

Yes!  In fact, breaking down boxes can help your neighbors and the entire city!  Unbroken boxes take up room in your blue bin and can cause it to overflow with recyclables.  This can cause big problems.  For example, overflow can prevent the lid from being shut all the way which can allow water to seep into the bin and potentially contaminate the load.  Broken down boxes eliminate the contamination possibility and makes space for all of your neighbor’s recycling.


City Residents: Refuse Dropoff Changes

Attention City Residents:

There are changes to the hours and locations of citizen dropoff sites. New North transfer station location:

4124 North 1st, St. Louis, MO 63147
South transfer station has not moved.