How to Recycle with Blue Bags

When you enroll in the Blue Cart Crew, the City of St. Peters will provide you with Blue Bags for easy curbside recycling ... so that together we can Put the Landfill on a Diet! 

  • To recycle with Blue Bags, just put paper items and boxes in one Blue Bag and put all containers (plastic, glass, tin cans, aluminum, etc.) in another Blue Bag (learn more below).
  • When either bag becomes full, it should be double-tied shut and placed inside your City trash cart/dumpster.
  • Our “Recycle Trucks” will empty the carts/dumpsters and take the content to Recycle City to be sorted, baled and sold!


What to Include in Your Blue Bags

Paper-based products:

  • Newspapers (with inserts)
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Computer paper
  • Junk mail
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Small pieces of cardboard and pressed fiber (such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, clean pizza boxes, tissue boxes)*

*Large pieces of cardboard can be placed directly in your trash cart. It will be separated at Recycle City.


  • Aluminum cans*
  • Glass bottles and jars**
  • Plastic containers, clear or colored, with a #1 OR #2 recycle symbol on them (no #3, 4, 5 ,6, or 7; or black plastic)**
  • Tin cans

*Aluminum cans may also be brought to the Aluminum Buy-Back area at Recycle City to receive the going rate for aluminum.

**Please leave lids on the bottles, jars, and containers.