Tag Archives: recycling

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]