Single Stream Recycling for Residents

Learn more about the City of St. Louis' single-stream recycling pick-up service, how it works, schedules and more resources.


We appreciate your interest and participation in the City of St. Louis' Recycling Service.

The City's alley/curbside recycling is single stream. All recyclables can commingle in the same recycling container, including paper, plastics, aluminum, glass, cardboard and steel.

The following information is a helpful resource to get started with the City of St. Louis' Recycling services.

See complete resources about How to Recycle in the City of St. Louis


Locate your blue bin:

Know Your Pick-up Schedule:


What goes in the blue bin?

Visit Saint Louis City Recycles for details and photos of what can and cannot be placed in the blue City recycling dumpsters or roll-carts

Beyond the blue bin.

Sometimes materials cannot be placed into the blue bin, but may still be recyclable. See the following miscellaneous recycling options:


An $11/month/unit fee is covered by your solid waste services fee collected quarterly on your water bill. 

What to Expect


  • City refuse trucks will empty dumpsters and roll-out carts on a Monday/Thursday or a Tuesday/Friday schedule, depending on location.

  • In the rare event of pick-up schedule changes due to emergencies or inclement weather will be posted on our twitter feed at

Service Frequency

Additional Information

Visit Saint Louis City Recycles to learn about all of the City's recycling services

Identify recycling drop-off locations in the City of St. Louis.

Learn more about the City of St. Louis' Recycling Division.

If you do not have a blue dumpster or roll-cart, contact the Citizen's Service Bureau at 314-622-4800, or with the "Begin Online" button above.


Recycling Section

(314) 772-4646

4646 Shenandoah
St. Louis, Mo 63110

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact the Recycling Section

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