Where to Recycle All Your Stuff in St. Charles
Here is the St. Charles guide to recycling.
Want to go green? Interested in recylcing? Well you're in luck.
Find out how to recycle just about everything in St. Charles in this handy guide. The city collects recyclables once per week from the a recycling cart. Republic Services provides either a 95 gallon, 65 gallon, or 35 gallon recycle cart. The service day will vary depending upon your address and all containers must be accessible and ready for service by 6:00 a.m. on the assigned service day. All of your items can be placed in just one bin, and the charge for recycling is already included in the monthly trash bill.
Items accepted for Recycling are as follows:
- Aluminum Beverage Cans (trays and foil)
- Aseptic Packaging
- Steel/Tin Food & Beverage Cans
- Glass Food & Beverage Bottles and Jars – Soda/Beer/Wine/Flavored Drink Bottles and Food Jars
- #1 PET Beverage Containers – Soda/Water/Flavored Drinks (Clear and Green)
- #2 HDPE – Natural Containers – Milk/Water/Juice Jugs
- #4 LDPE – Margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, six and twelve pack rings
- #5 PP – Yogurt cups, narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles
- #2 HDPE – Color Containers – Detergent & Fabric Softener Bottles
- #3 PVC – Narrow Neck Containers Only
- #7 Other – Narrow Neck Containers Only
- Mixed Paper Includes
The citys recommends that residents rinse food and beverage containers first before placing them in the bin in order to keep away bugs and odors.
- Light bulbs, window glass, glass ovenware, mirrors, drinking glasses, or ceramics
- #6 plastic (commonly known as styrofoam)
- Motor vehicle and trailer tires
- Lead-acid batteries
- Plastic shopping bags
- Motor oil, insecticide, herbicide, or other hazardous chemical containers
Recycle Works Recycling Centers, which are operated by the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Services, complements curbside recycling programs by accepting hard to handle items typically not collected at your curb. Click here to visit the St. Charles Recycle Works web site and see what type of items they will accept.
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