Recycle City Drop-Off Center
The Aytes Community Recycling Center is Open for Drop-Off Recycling Seven Days a Week.
Recycle City features a convenient drop-off center open during daylight hours, seven days a week. The facility at 131 Ecology Drive has containers located in front of the building clearly marked for each type of recyclable.
- Newspapers (remove plastic sleeve)
- Mixed Paper
- Junk Mail
- Telephone Books
- Chipboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc.)
- White Paper (computer paper, office paper, etc.)
- Corrugated Cardboard (dry, empty, and flattened boxes)
- Brown Paper Grocery Bags
Containers (Please Rinse)
- Aluminum and tin cans
- Glass Bottles and Jars, any color
- Plastic Bottles and Jars, all except black plastic or those marked No. 4 or No. 6
- Due to changes in state regulations, motor oil is no longer accepted at Recycle City. St. Charles County Recycle Works accepts motor oil at both of their Recycling Centers.
- Antifreeze - drop off in container (container will not be returned).
- Used Cooking Oil - empty the cooking oil into the designated receptacle, or leave the container with the cooking oil (the container will not be returned).
Only wet-cell auto batteries. No cracked or leaking batteries are accepted.
Used Cell Phones
Drop off used cell phones (all sizes, makes, models, digital or analog, with or without battery) at St. Peters City Hall or in Recycle City’s office lobby during normal business hours. The cell phones will go to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Please Note: We no longer accept flat-screen televisions. You may place your TV in your trash cart (if it fits) or schedule bulky collection. Walk-in trash disposal at Recycle City is another option (fees apply).
- Egg cartons - Paper-based egg cartons can be added to paper blue bags. Plastic Number 1 egg cartons can be added to the container blue bag. Styrofoam egg cartons can be included with the regular trash.
- Styrofoam can be included with the regular trash.
- Plastic food wrap can be included with the regular trash.
- Plastic grocery bags (they can be returned to stores for recycling).
- Alkaline batteries can be included with the regular trash.
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Light bulbs - St. Charles County Recycle Works accepts light bulbs from residents (with some limits and restrictions).
- Window glass, china, mirrors, Pyrex, or Corning Wear can be included with the regular trash. Please place it in a sturdy box, such as a shoe box, tape shut, and label it "broken glass" to ensure recycling workers avoid injury.
- Electronics - Bring used electronics to St. Charles County Recycle Works for recycling.
- Televisions - Please Note: We no longer accept flat-screen televisions. You may place your TV in your trash cart (if it fits) or schedule a bulky collection. Walk-in trash disposal at Recycle City is another option (fees apply).
- Paint - Never pour paint down household drains, toilets, storm sewers, or on the ground.
- Latex Paint - when in a dried-out form with the lid taken off, latex paint can be safely disposed of in your trash cart.
- Oil-based or Alkyd Paint - is considered a household hazardous waste and cannot be put in your trash cart. St. Charles County Recycle Works accepts oil-based paint/stain; visit its website for more details on disposing of hazardous household waste.
- Chemicals - Chemicals that have the words "Danger," "Warning," "Caution," "toxic," "Corrosive," "Flammable," or "Poison" are considered hazardous waste. Do not place these chemicals in your trash cart. Visit St. Charles County Recycle Works website for more details on disposing of hazardous household waste.
- Motor Oil - Both St. Charles Recycle Works locations accept motor oil and oil filters.
- Tires - Recycle tires by taking them to a business that sells tires. A fee is charged for each tire.