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April – 2014



What:

Recycling 101

Date:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time:

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC)

4657 Shaw Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

Instructor:

Katherine Golden

Class Price:

$20 members, $24 nonmembers

Registration:

Registration is required.
Registration ends April 2 at 5:00 p.m.


Class Description: Did you know the top 5 things that go to a landfill can either be recycled or composted? Through guest speakers and recycling and composting demonstrations, participants will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts as they walk through the entire process of recycling – including how materials are recovered to produce new products for the shelves during this interactive and informative session. This program is supported by funding from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Designed for adults only.


Class Details: Please read and print prior to class:

Important Class Information

Map

Register Online Now!

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What:

E-Cycling Event City of Town & Country

Date:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:

Town and Country Municipal Center
1011 Municipal Center Drive
Town and Country, MO 63131


Event Description:  REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE!


If it runs off a battery or plugs in the wall, WE TAKE IT ALL!   www.rnaworldwide.com.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Ritenour High School
9100 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

US Bank
5433 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Sciortino Chiropractic
1701 S. Florissant Road
Cool Valley, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


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What:

Sustainability 101: Grounding Green Across the Gateway Region

Date:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time:

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium
    Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

Featured Speaker:

Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Class Price:

FREE and OPEN to All.


Event Information:  Conservation Conversations Series


Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.


Academy of Science

Conservation Conversations co-sponsor:



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What:

Field Trip: Where is “Away” - Leaving for the Landfill

Date:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time:

3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location:

Class - Meet at Commerce Bank Center for Science Education Lobby

4657 Shaw Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

Instructor:

Katherine Golden

Class Price:

$25 members, $30 nonmembers

Registration:

Registration is required.
Registration ends April 13 at 5:00 p.m.


Class Description:  In this popular adult outing, we’ll take a trip to see where it actually goes when you throw your trash “away.” We’ll tour a local landfill and see one of the biggest compost heaps in town. Please arrive ready for your adventure, dressed for the weather in closed-toed shoes. Transportation provided. This program is supported by funding from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Designed for adults only.


Class Details: Please read and print prior to class:

Important Class Information

Map

Register Online Now!

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What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time:

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:

Paul Schroeder Park
359 Old Meramec Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021


Event Description:  RNA Worldwide is holding a PERMANENT monthly electronics collection event for all West County residents.


There is a limit of one television per car at no charge. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional television. All other electronic items accepted FREE of charge. If it runs off a battery or plugs in the wall, it will be accepted. For more information, call 314-338-4401 or visit their website at www.rnaworldwide.com.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex
17925 N. Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling


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May – 2014



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Ritenour High School
9100 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

US Bank
5433 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling



What:

Composting Completely

Date:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time:

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education Room 126

4657 Shaw Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63110

 

Instructor:

Katherine Golden

Class Price:

$45 members, $54 nonmembers

Registration:

Registration is required.
Registration ends May 5 at 5:00 p.m.


Class Description: Interested in composting, but don’t know where to start?  This class is for you! We’ll discuss composting basics, bin design, frequently asked questions, and more. Participants will walk away with their own kitchen compost waste collector to store scraps until they are ready to transfer to their compost systems, along with the knowledge they need to construct their own home composting system. This program is supported by funding from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Designed for adults only.

Class Details: Please read and print prior to class:

Important Class Information

Map

Register Online Now!

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What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Sciortino Chiropractic
1701 S. Florissant Road
Cool Valley, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling



What:

National Bike to Work Day

Date:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time:

6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Description:  Join over 500 cyclists in celebrating Bike to Work Day with Trailnet. Enjoy breakfast provided by Companion Bakehouse. Stay tuned for more details and a map of refueling stations. Interested in hosting a refueling station? Contact bikemonth@trailnet.org Funded, in part, by: The Great Rivers Greenway District Partner refueling locations: Big Shark in the Loop, Brown Shoe, W. W. Grainger, Inc., Kaldi’s on Demun, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, Nebula Coworking, Saint Louis Zoo, Swim Bike Run, Urban Shark. In partnership with: City of St. Louis.




What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:

Paul Schroeder Park
359 Old Meramec Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021


Event Description:  RNA Worldwide is holding a PERMANENT monthly electronics collection event for all West County residents.


There is a limit of one television per car at no charge. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional television. All other electronic items accepted FREE of charge. If it runs off a battery or plugs in the wall, it will be accepted. For more information, call 314-338-4401 or visit their website at www.rnaworldwide.com.


eCycling



What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex
17925 N. Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO


Event Description:  WITS is providing a FREE monthly drop-off location for all electronics.


There is a $5 fee for computer monitors, laptops and appliances larger than a microwave to help cover recycling costs. There is also a small fee for CRT televisions and LCD televisions that have a broken screen. For more information, please visit their website at www.witsinc.org.


eCycling

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Grant Applications


Since 1996, the Solid Waste Management Program has provided grants to help fund innovative and sustainable programs to improve waste diversion in St. Louis County. The grant program is open to any municipality, public institution, not-for-profit organization, or business. The grant project must occur in St. Louis County. Funding for the grant program comes from St. Louis County voter-approved landfill surcharge fees.


The 2014 grant round is closed. For reference, click the following links to view the grant application and instructions:

  1. Grant 2014 Insructions
  2. Grant 2014 Application

Please direct questions about the grant program to Chris Kalter at 314-615-8933 or ckalter@stlouisco.com.




  1. 2012 Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant
    (The deadline for this round of applications has passed. The next grant round will open in 2013.)
    1. Questions and Answers - Grant Workshop March 28, 2012