Tag Archives: recycle

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?” 🤔 While wish-cycling is often done with good intentions, it can […]

Holiday Recycling: Gift Wrap Edition 🎁

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 Bulbs💡

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 […]

How Many Times Can This Be Recycled?

We recently learned about what our recyclable items are made from in “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1 and Part 2, but have you ever wondered “How many times does this get recycled?” as you’re putting an item in your Blue Bin? Us too! Once you empty your blue, in-home recycling bin into your recycling […]

Meal Delivery Kits: What Can I Recycle?

Since we’re all at home more now, a lot of us are probably tired of cooking, right?  The ads and commercials for at-home meal delivery kits have been on social media and commercials of every platform. Saint Louis City Recycles receives a lot of questions about which items are recyclable from your delivery kit, so […]

In-Home Waste Audit

While we’re all working, learning and staying at home more often, we have probably noticed an increase in trash and recycling at home. Take some time to learn why it’s important to lower your household waste by completing your own in-home waste audit. Why is a Waste Audit Important? If you’re wondering why you should […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 1

“Why should we even bother recycling?”  “Why should I spend the time recycling?”  These are questions recycling professionals and enthusiasts hear and receive often. This blog will provide some further details about why it is important to recycle and how easy it is.  It is common to forget that everything has to come from somewhere, […]

S.P.R.I.N.G. Cleaning is Around the Corner!

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this Groundhog Day, which means spring is on the way! Our motivation is on the rise with warmer temperatures! This time of year makes us feel the need to prepare our homes for the nice weather and get into the yearly task of spring cleaning. Below are a few […]

The Love for Recycling is in the Air

February is the month of love.  The best way to love your family and friends is to love the Earth, too!  Here are 6 simple tips that will help you lower your waste and show your true love, Mother Earth, how much we really love her.  We all love receiving greeting cards!  If you purchase […]

Beyond the 3 R’s: Part 2

Missed Part 1 of Beyond the 3 R’s? You can find it here! We are very familiar with the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. But let’s take it a step further! Did you know there are more than just 3 R’s you can practice everyday? Get your creative thinking hat on and let’s see […]