Tag Archives: recycling

Tips for a Low-Waste Barbecue or Picnic

The time has come to fire up the pit and lather on the sauce! We’ve compiled some helpful tips for a low-waste BBQ or picnic. These tips can be used whether you’re hosting or attending a socially-distanced gathering. Pro tip: place the recycling bin next to the trash can. This helps to avoid unwanted contamination […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 2

In our last blog post, “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1,” we wrote about what paper, cardboard and plastic bottles and containers are made from and why it’s important to recycle them.  In Part 2 of “Why We Should Recycle,” we will learn what glass bottles and jars, metal food and beverage cans and food […]

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 […]

Ways to Properly Dispose of Your Unwanted Clothes in St. Louis

Have you wondered what to do with unwanted clothes? Do they go in the trash or is there another option? Do our clothes ever disappear? In this blog, you will learn about what happens to our unwanted clothes and how you can help our environment by properly disposing of them. This guest blog post is […]

Recycle Responsibly: A OneSTL Regional Campaign

Have you heard of OneSTL?  Some Saint Louisans have, but aren’t sure who they are or what they do.  Is it one big organization or is it made up of individuals and what do they do?  The blog this month will introduce you to the people of OneSTL, what their ambitions are and provide information […]

Virtual Recycling Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it’s collected?  Join us on a virtual tour of our sorting facility! When the City’s Refuse Division picks up your recycling and trash, it gets taken to a Transfer Station, where waste is transferred from the trash or recycling truck into separate semi-trucks.  Then they haul […]

Give Up Making Waste!

Now is the perfect time to give up making waste! Now is a great time to work towards being a zero-waste household; some folks are celebrating Lent and Earth Month is approaching!  Zero-waste means moving toward eliminating trash and creating a circular economy by minimizing the amount you send to a landfill. The basics: arm […]

Be EverGREEN this Holiday Season!

How to be EverGREEN this Holiday Season! Follow these 7 tips for a more environmentally friendly holiday season! 1. Use LED Lights and Recycle Your Old Lights! LED lights use 80% less energy than incandescent holiday lights.  They’re also more durable and can last up to 10 times longer!  Recycle your old or broken holiday […]