Tag Archives: recycling

Plastics: What is Recyclable?

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 […]

Earth Month: Small Steps, BIG Impact

At Saint Louis City Recycles, we celebrate Earth Day everyday! While we are continuing to stay distant and keep each other safe, we can still celebrate and learn together! This blog post will highlight ways that we can help you individually, with friends and family or even with your neighbors become the best recyclers and […]

Food and Beverage Cartons: The Inside Scoop

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 […]

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, […]