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Recycling in St. Louis

How to Recycle in St. Louis City

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Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste and help the environmnent. Here's what you need to know about recycling in the City of St. Louis.

In St. Louis, there are two primary ways to recycle. The easiest is to sign up for curbside recycling. Each week, workers from Earth Circle Recycling will pick up your recyclables and haul them away. You don't even have to separate the plastics from the cardboard. The cost for curbside service is $54 for six months. If you don't want to pay to recycle, you can take your recyclables to any of the 27 drop-off locations throughout the city. Most locations are are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In the City of St. Louis, you can recycle commingled papers, commingled containers and cardboard. Commingled papers include magazines, newspapers, junk mail and office paper. Commingled containers include aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastics. Food containers that can be rinsed clean are recyclable, but pizza boxes, candy bar wrappers and cooking oil bottles are not. You also can not recycle plastic lids, grocery bags, caps or other plastic items that aren’t marked with the recycling symbol. For a detailed list of what items are accepted, check out the City of St. Louis' Recycling Program website.

St. Louis also offers Christmas tree recycling each year from December 26 through mid-January. Christmas trees can be dropped off in Forest Park at the Lower Muny parking lot, in O'Fallon Park at West Florissant and Holly and in Carondelet Park at Holly Hills and Grand. The trees are ground into mulch for residents to use in their gardens each spring.

It's never been easier to recycle in St. Louis, so let's all do our part to reduce waste in our city.

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