City Dumpsters

Recycling dumpster

Use The City’s Blue Alley Recycling Dumpsters

With a blue recycling dumpster in your alley, you can recycle at any time! Collect recyclables in your home and keep them separate from trash with an in-home recycling bin. A second waste can, paper bag, plastic tub or cardboard box make great recycling bins too. When your recycling bin is full, empty its contents loose into blue recycling dumpsters (no plastic bags please).

Help keep your community clean by closing dumpster lids after each use.  This also protects recyclables from wind and rain. Please do not prop dumpster lids open so that recyclables stay dry. 

Collection Schedule

Blue recycling dumpsters are usually collected on Monday or Tuesday, depending on location, after trash collection has been completed.  All dumpsters are picked up a minimum of once a week, or more as needed. Determine your regular collection schedule.  In the event of holidays, please check the schedule that is posted on the Refuse Division’s website.

Who to Contact

Every alley should have at least one blue recycling dumpster.  If the dumpsters in your alley are damaged or are continuously overflowing, contact the Citizens’ Service Bureau
(314) 622-4800 or submit a request online.

Related Resources

City Rollcart Recycling

Dropoff Recycling Sites

Multifamily Building Recycling

For details see the Refuse Division website: