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Residential Recycling Drop-off Locations

At Home

 

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.

All – Single stream or mixed recycling

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.

Francis Scheidegger Recycling Depository
350 S. Taylor Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 822-5800
Center also accepts cell phones

Francis Scheidegger Recycling Depository

University City Recycling Center
975 Pennsylvania Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 505-8575
Center also accepts textiles

University City Recycling Center

City of Shrewsbury Recycling Center
7309 Melbourne Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 645-7441
Center also accepts cell phones

City of Shrewsbury Recycling Center

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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 distributor if they will take the old appliance you are replacing.

Charitable Organizations

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

Goodwill

Salvation Army
Various locations
Do not leave items outside an unattended center.
Only donate appliances in working order.

Salvation Army
Free Drop-off Locations

*Nationwide Recycling, Inc.
License #509
10150 New Halls Ferry Road
St. Louis County, MO 63136
(314) 867-5555

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

RNA Worldwide
2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
(314) 338-4402

Salvation Army

*MRC Recycling
License #517
11139 S. Town Square
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 200-9017

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

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

Appliances Inc.

*MRC Recycling
License #517
Call to see if they will pick up in your area!
(636) 931-3930

Appliance Recycler
Call to see if they will pick up in your area!
(618) 931-9870
Toll free number: (888) 597-4858

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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

*MRC Recycling
License #517
11139 S. Town Square
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 200-9017

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

RNA Worldwide
2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
(314) 338-4402

RNA Worldwide

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.
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

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

Lowes
Various locations

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.
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:

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CFLs – Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

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.

Home Depot
Various locations

Goodwill

Ace Hardware
Various locations

Salvation Army

Lowes
Various locations

Metro Lighting
Various locations

Lens Masters *fees may apply
11309 Midland Blvd.
Overland, MO 63114
(314) 427-2181
Will also take tube fluorescent light bulbs.

Salvation Army

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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:

*MRC Recycling
License #517
11139 S. Town Square
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 200-9017

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

*Spectrum Ecycle Solutions
License # 519
1521 Page Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 428-0777

Spectrum Ecycle Solutions

*Forerunner Recycling
11037 Gravois Industrial Ct. Suite E
Sunset Hills, MO 63128
Eureka, MO 63025
(877) 478-6611
Please call to schedule an appointment

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

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

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

Ace Scrap Metal
5900 Manchester Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110-1972
(314) 781-6860

Ace Scrap Metal

*MRC Recycling
License #517
11139 S. Town Square
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 200-9017

MRC Recycling

Can Man Recycling
3325 Chouteau Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2911
(314) 773-1777

Can Man Recycling

RNA Worldwide
2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 338-4402

RNA Worldwide

Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron
3144 North Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63147-3513
(314) 231-1938

Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron

Southern Metal Processing
6400 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63111-2905
(314) 481-2800

Southern Metal Processing

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

WITS
647 East Holly Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63147-3024
(314) 382-1650

WITS

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Glass ONLY

Strategic Materials
24 Branch St.
St. Louis, MO 63147
(314) 421-2127

Strategic Materials

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Grocery Bags

To find a location that accepts your grocery bags, visit this website plasticfilmrecycling.org/ and plug in your zip code to find the nearest drop off location near you.

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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

Ace Scrap Metal

*MRC Recycling
License #517
11139 S. Town Square
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 200-9017

MRC Recycling

WITS
647 East Holly Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63147-3024
(314) 382-1650

WITS

RNA Worldwide
2960 Arnold Tenbrook Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 338-4402

RNA Worldwide

Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron
3144 North Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63147-3513
(314) 231-1938

Cash’s Scrap Metal & Iron

Southern Metal Processing
6400 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63111-2905
(314) 481-2800

Southern Metal Processing

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

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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

Nationwide Metal Recycling Center

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Paint

Earthbound Recycling
License #515
25 Truitt Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188
A small fee, per pound, will be charged.

Nationwide Recycling, Inc.

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Paper ONLY

Abitibi Paper Retrievers
Note: Host sites earn cash for paper collected!

*Central Paper Stock
License #514
6665 Jonas Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Also accepts hard back books

Central Paper Stock

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Polystyrene – Styrofoam

FPC will take clean Styrofoam from packing materials only at no cost. No food clamshells of any kind will be accepted. Please have Styrofoam boxed or bagged for drop off.

Foam Products Corporation (FPC)
2525 Adie Road
Saint Louis, MO 63043
314-739-8100

Foam Products Corporationl

Packing peanuts can be returned to stores for reuse. Call or use the website below to find a location. Please call to confirm before dropping off.

Call: 1-(800) 828-2214

Website: http://www.epspackaging.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=33

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Textiles / Shoes

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.

City of Chesterfield Shoe Drive -The City of Chesterfield in partnership with Shoeman Water is helping to provide safe water to people around the world by hosting a shoe drive from January – December of 2016. Shoes of any size and in new or gently used condition can be dropped off at various locations listed below. The shoes will be donated to Shoeman Water, an organization that collects shoes to fund water projects around the world.

Donation Centers

Chesterfield City Hall
690 Chesterfield Pkwy West
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(636) 537-4000

Chesterfield City Hall

Parks, Recreation & Arts Building
17891 North Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(636) 812-9500

Parks, Recreation & Arts Building