St. Peters strives to be environmentally responsible and we are proud of our Central Materials Processing Facility, known as Recycle City, that serves St. Charles County and beyond. St. Peters’ residential and business trash is processed at the facility along with trash from commercial trash haulers, separated -commercial recyclables, recyclables from the drop-off area, and bulky trash.
Workers sort the trash for recyclable materials such as cardboard, newspaper, other paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans. The recyclables are then baled and sold to companies that use recyclable material in the manufacturing of their products. The remaining material is taken to a landfill.
Click here to watch a video of the sorting process at Recycle City to learn what happens to your trash after it is picked up at your house.
Scheduling a Tour of St. Peters Recycle City
Thank you for your interest in recycling. If you’d like to learn more about St. Peters’ recycling operation, we’d be happy to show you around our facility on a guided tour.
Tours can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Tours usually last around 45 minutes to an hour. A maximum of 25 people can be accommodated at one time in the observation room. If you plan on bringing more than 25 guests, please split your group into two or more smaller groups; and please let us know so that we can block out enough time to accommodate the tours.
To schedule a tour, call 636.970.1456, and press option #1.
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Pennies for Patriots - Aluminum Can Donations Help Our Military Personnel
St. Peters' Recycle City collects aluminum cans for our Pennies for Patriots program to support the USO at Lambert International Airport. The collection drive runs from from Nov. 12 each year to Nov. 11 the following year, after which the total cans collected is converted to dollars and a check is presented to the USO
Collecting cans for Pennies for Patriots is a great community project for families, churches, schools and other groups. Simply bring the cans to Recycle City and place them in the specially marked dumpster under the American flag in the recyclables drop-off area.
We began the Pennies for Patriots aluminum can drive late in 2001 after the September 11th attack on the United States. By the time the drive ended in 2002, we had raised $620 for the USO at Lambert International Airport.
Over the years, the donations have steadily increased and to date, your aluminum can donations have turned into a total of $12,730 to help soldiers passing through St. Louis International Airport. This 2011 Pennies for Patriots aluminum can drive netted $2389 for the USO.
To donate your aluminum cans to Pennies for Patriots, bring them to St. Peters’ Recycle City and place them in the specially marked dumpster under the American flag in the recyclables drop-off area. For your convenience, there is another Pennies for Patriots collection container located at City Hall outside the Cultural Arts Centre entrance.
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