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Residential Recycling Drop-off Locations 

Find out where to drop off your recyclable items: Click on an item below to find out where you can recycle that particular item. If you can't find the item you're searching for, see also Options for Reusable Items or Earth 911.


*An asterisk next to a facility name indicates a Saint Louis County Licensed Recycling Center. Licensed recycling centers receive periodic inspections by the Solid Waste Management Program to ensure compliance with the Saint Louis County Waste Management Code.


What do you want to recycle?

All – Single Stream or Mixed Recycling
Appliances and household items
Batteries
Cardboard (see Mixed Recycling)
CFLs – Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Electronics
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Glass ONLY
Grocery bags
Home Medical Equipment
Lawn Equipment
Non-ferrous metals ONLY
Paint
Paper ONLY
Polystyrene, Styrofoam
Textiles

 

All – Single stream or mixed recycling  (view map)


Unless indicated otherwise, the following locations accept single-stream recycling items. View a complete list of acceptable materials. NOTE: Saint Louis County ordinance requires residential haulers who serve one-and two-family residences to provide once-a-week recycling and collect single stream materials. Multifamily complexes are not required to include recycling, but multifamily residents are encouraged to contact their property owners to express their desire to recycle. For more information, visit our multifamily recycling page.


*Earthbound Recycling

License #515

25 Truitt Drive

Eureka, MO 63025

(636) 938-1188


City of Florissant Recycling Center

1 St. Ferdinand Park Dr.

Florissant, MO 63031

(314) 839-7654


*City of Kirkwood Recycling Depository
Francis Scheidegger Recycling Depository

License # 507

350 S. Taylor Ave.

Kirkwood, MO 63122

(314) 822-5828

Center also accepts textiles

City of Shrewsbury Recycling Center

7309 Melbourne Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 645-7441

Center also accepts cell phones


University City Recycling Center

975 Pennsylvania Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 505-8575

Center also accepts textiles

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Appliances


Major appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, trash compactors, hot water heaters and other white goods) have been banned from landfill disposal since 1991. Your hauler may collect appliance but it may require special arrangements and fees. Call your hauler for details. When you purchase a new appliance, ask the representative or distributer if they will take the old appliance you are replacing. 

Charitable Organizations  (view map)

Goodwill

Various locations

See map for nearest donation center

Do not leave items outside an unattended center.
Only donate appliances in working order.

Salvation Army

Various locations

See map for nearest donation center

Call ahead if dropping off items at a center or Family Store. Only donate appliances in working order.


Free Drop-off Locations

*Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

License #509

10150 New Halls Ferry Road

St. Louis County, MO 63136

(314) 867-5555


*MRC Recycling

License #517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017


RNA Worldwide

2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.

Arnold, MO 63010

(314) 338-4402

County Towing

1843 Kienlen Road

St. Louis County, MO 63133

(314) 261-7389


WITS

Visit their website for locations and hours of operation. Appliances larger than a microwave cost $5. They will pick up some items for a fee.


Collection for a Fee

*Appliances Inc.

License #520

2369 Schuetz Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63146


Appliance Recycler

Call to see if they will pick up in your area!

(618) 931-9870

Toll free number: (888)597-4858

*MRC Recycling

License #517

Call to see if they will pick up in your area!

(636) 931-3930

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Batteries


The best option, when trying to keep batteries out of landfills, is to choose rechargeable batteries. Depending on the frequency of use, proper handling, and charging, the average AA rechargeable battery can be recharged up to 1,000 times! See below for ways to recycle all types of batteries.


Lead-Acid Batteries - Automotive

Retailers are required to accept a used battery in exchange for a newly purchased battery. If you want to get rid of a battery without buying a new one, ask a retailer if they will accept it (fees may apply), or take it to the following location (call to confirm hours and ask about fees):


Advance Auto Parts

Various locations


Batteries Plus

Various locations


Electro Battery Manufacturing Company

12201 Dorsett Rd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

(314) 739-6700

*MRC Recycling

License #517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017


RNA Worldwide

2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.

Arnold, MO 63010

(314) 338-4402


Rechargeable Household Batteries

Recycle at Rechargeable Battery Recycling Company (RBRC) location if you have cell phones or rechargeable batteries weighing less than 11 lbs/5kg each. (Locate a drop-off location near you)


*MRC Recycling

License #517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017

Lowes

Various locations



Single-Use/Non Rechargeable Batteries

Single-use alkaline batteries do not have hazardous characteristics and can be safely disposed of in your trash. Alkaline batteries can be recycled, but recovery of the materials currently exceeds their market value. Consequently, fees apply for most recycling options, with the exception of WITS locations. The various Batteries Plus locations accept single-use batteries for a small fee, or use the following mail back options which also have fees:


Battery Solutions, Inc.: www.batteryrecycling.com

EasyPak: www.lamprecycling.com

The Big Green Box: www.biggreenbox.com

Think Green From Home: www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/Batteries.cfm

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CFLs – Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs  (view map)


If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in one year it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 800,000 cars. CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing so the best disposal option is recycling.


Ameren’s website allows you to enter your zip code to find a wide variety of places that accept CFL bulbs for recycling.


Home Depot

Various locations

See map


Lowes

Various locations


Ace Hardware

Various locations

See map

Lens Masters *fees may apply

11309 Midland Blvd.

Overland, MO 63114

(314) 427-2181

Will also take tube fluorescent light bulbs.


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Electronics


Many electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury. If your electronic equipment is not obsolete, call around to see if a local school or charity will take it as a donation. If reuse is not an option, we suggest recycling electronics so materials can be recovered, therefore, minimizing environmental impacts and unnecessary energy consumption.


Recycle electronics in one of the following ways:

1. See if the manufacturer will take back old electronics when you buy new equipment.
2. Inquire at local electronic stores such as Best Buy, which recently launched an electronics recycling program, if they can recycle your electronics.
3. Take electronics to a local, registered drop-off center.

St. Louis County Licensed Electronics Recycling Centers: (view map)


*Computer Trade

License # 518

36 Kirkham Industrial Dr.

Webster Groves, MO 63119

(855) 329-2537


*Spectrum Ecycle Solutions

License # 519

1521 Page Industrial Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63132

(314) 428-0777

*EPC

(does not accept materials from the general public)

License # 500

4025 Lakefront Ct.

Earth City, MO 63045

(800) 235-1046

(636) 443-1999


*MRC Recycling

License # 517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017


Please visit www.ecyclestlouis.org for a registered electronic recycling drop-off location nearest you.


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Ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals  (view map)


(Aluminum, brass, copper, scrap iron, steel and stainless steel)


Ace Scrap Metal

5900 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63110-1972

(314) 781-6860


Can Man Recycling

3325 Chouteau Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63103-2911

(314) 773-1777


Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron

3144 North Broadway

Saint Louis, MO 63147-3513

(314) 231-1938


*Earthbound Recycling

License #515

25 Truitt Drive

Eureka, MO 63025

(636) 938-1188

*MRC Recycling

License #517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017


RNA Worldwide

2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.

Arnold, MO 63010

(314) 338-4402


Southern Metal Processing

6400 South Broadway

Saint Louis, MO 63111-2905

(314) 481-2800


WITS

647 East Holly Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63147-3024

(314) 382-1650


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Glass ONLY


Strategic Materials

24 Branch St.

St. Louis, MO 63147

(314) 421-2127

 


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Grocery Bags


Grocery bags can be recycled at most local grocery stores like Dierbergs markets, Schnucks and various other retail locations.


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Home Medical Equipment


New and used home medical equipment (electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, ramps, chair lifts, grab bars, etc.) can be donated for reuse to St. Louis HELP. At St. Louis HELP, home medical equipment is collected and distributed to anyone in need at no cost or fee. For more information, see www.stlhelp.org. To make a request for equipment, determine what you need, talk to your doctor or therapist, and call the number below to inquire about availability.


St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program dba St. Louis HELP
Call (314) 567-4700 to make arrangements. Donations are tax-deductible.

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Lawn Equipment



Ace Scrap Metal

5900 Manchester Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63110-1972

(314) 781-6860

Please drain fluid.


Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron

3144 North Broadway

Saint Louis, MO 63147-3513

(314) 231-1938

Please drain fluid and remove tires.


*Earthbound Recycling

License #515

25 Truitt Drive

Eureka, MO 63025

(636) 938-1188

Please drain fluid.


*MRC Recycling

License #517

11139 S. Town Square

St. Louis, MO 63123

(314) 200-9017

Please drain fluid.

RNA Worldwide

2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.

Arnold, MO 63010

(314) 338-4402

Please drain fluid.


Southern Metal Processing

6400 South Broadway

Saint Louis, MO 63111-2905

(314) 481-2800

Please drain fluid.


WITS

647 East Holly Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63147-3024

(314) 382-1650

Please drain fluid.


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Non-ferrous metals ONLY


(Aluminum, brass, copper)


*Nationwide Metal Recycling Center

License #509

10150 Halls Ferry Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63136

(314) 867-5555


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Paint


*Earthbound Recycling

License #515

25 Truitt Dr.

Eureka, MO 63025

(636) 938-1188

A small fee, per pound, will be charged.

 

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Paper ONLY


Abitibi Paper Retrievers

Note: Host sites earn cash for paper collected!

(find a location near you) and a list of accepted materials


*Central Paper Stock

License #514

6665 Jonas Pl.

St. Louis, MO 63134

(314) 521-8686

Also accepts hard back books


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Polystyrene – Styrofoam  (view map)


EPC makes it possible to recycle polystyrene with a machine that crushes the foam and condenses it into a heavy “log”. This reduces the volume over a hundred times, making it economical to ship and sell for processing into new packaging. When recycling this packing material at EPC, be sure to seal the material tightly in plastic bags. Hours of collection are between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. Food packaging and packing "peanuts" are not accepted.


*EPC

License #500

4025 Lakefront Ct.

Earth City, MO 63045

(314) 344-0096

 

Packing “peanuts” can be returned to a mail store for reuse. Please call before dropping off.


Pak Mail

12545 Olive Boulevard

Saint Louis, MO 63141-6378

(314) 469-6116


Pak Mail

226 THF Boulevard

Chesterfield, MO 63005-1136

(636) 530-6084

Pak Mail

7301 Watson Road

St Louis, MO 63119

(314) 352-3319


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Textiles


Clothing and linens can be donated to charities. There are also drop-off locations for textiles that serve as fundraisers for the host sites:


Merchandise Pick-up Service – Hosts the yellow “barns” at schools and other non-profit organizations. For locations or to host a container call (314) 416-8282.

Remains, Inc – In addition to textiles, Remains accepts paired shoes. Call to locate a collection drive near you or to schedule a textile recycling collection for your non-profit organization. (314) 865-0303. Or visit their website at www.remainsinc.com

USAgain – Collects shoes and clothes in conveniently-placed green and white bins hosted by schools, non-profits and local businesses. To locate the nearest bin or to join a USAgain Fundraiser visit www.usagain.com or call 314-291-0046.


Kirkwood Recycling Depository

350 S. Taylor Ave.

Kirkwood, MO 63122

(314) 822-5828


University City Recycling Center

975 Pennsylvania Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 505-8575

USAgain

Visit website to locate nearest bin.

(314) 291-0046



WITS

647 East Holly Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63147-3024

(314) 382-1650