Welcome to part two of The History of Recycling! “The History of Recycling: Part One” explained what recycling is and how it was prioritized and utilized from 1500 BC until plastic was invented in 1907. Now, Part Two will explore the changes in recycling as plastic increases in popularity and the environmental movement kicks off […]
Recycling can be traced back to the Bronze Age! This blog post will review the history of recycling and how it has changed over time.
Over 15 ways to reuse common household items and reduce waste!
We have a big announcement for St. Louis City Recyclers! When recycling manufactures, communities and sustainable companies work together, the outcome can benefit everyone! The small steps of these individual entities collaborating make a BIG impact! We can now accept paperboard cans! 🤗 Wait, What are Paperboard Cans? Paperboard cans, or sometimes referred to as […]
RESIDENTS WITH ALLEY DUMPSTERS SHOULD READ THIS SERVICE COLLECTION UPDATE! Deciphering the Colors The colors of the dumpsters in the alleyways have a very specific and important meaning based on their color. This blog post will discuss what the alley dumpster colors mean. We will also explain why the various Refuse truck colors don’t matter. […]
“Can we still recycle plastics?” “What do the numbers mean?” “Styrofoam is marked, doesn’t that make it recyclable?” In the early 20th century, there were only a handful of plastics and very few uses for it. Fast forward 100 years and it’s hard to find things that we don’t use plastic for. These […]
The holiday’s are fast approaching again! Did you know that during the holidays our household waste increases by 50%? 😲 50%! If you plan to participate in gift exchanges this year, we have an ideal guide to help everyone lower their consumption, avoid wish-cycling and recycle responsibly! Gift Giving Alternatives Switch things up with your […]
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 often leave us asking ourselves, “Is this recyclable?” 🤨 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 […]
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 […]