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Blue Bag Recycling Program


The Blue Bag program is St. Peters’ automated curbside recycling system. The Blue Bag program makes it easy to discard recyclables. Backboards to hold your blue bags (as shown above) are available free to St. Peters residents at City Hall or Recycle City. 



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. When either bag becomes full, it should be double-tied shut and placed inside your city trash cart/dumpster. City Solid Waste vehicles will empty the carts/dumpsters and the contents taken to Recycle City to be sorted.





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.


  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans*
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic containers (clear or colored) with a recycle symbol on them (no #4, #6 or black plastic please)
  • **Plastic film
  • **Plastic grocery bags
  • **Newspaper sleeves

*aluminum cans may also be brought to the Aluminum Buy-Back area at the Recycle City to receive the going rate for aluminum. Groups may also set up accounts to be credited when members bring in aluminum cans.

**Please stuff all film/bags inside one bag. Some film/bags may not be recyclable due to market conditions





Do Not Include These Items in Blue Bags:





How Do I Get More Blue Bags?

Single-family Residents:

  • Tie your last EMPTY Blue Bag on the handle of your trash cart. When we pick up your trash, we will leave you a new roll of Blue Bags.
  • Or you can pick up rolls of Blue Bags at City Hall, the Rec-Plex, or Recycle City during normal business hours with a valid Resident Privilege Card.

Multi-family Residents:

  • Check with your complex office.

Need more Blue Bags?


Tie an empty bag on the handle of your trash cart
Pick up an extra roll of Blue Bags at City Hall, the Rec-Plex, or Recycle City during normal business hours

Recycle City
131 Ecology Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376

Office Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sat.-Sun., CLOSED


Trash Disposal Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sat., 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.




Directions: From I-70, take Mid Rivers Mall Drive north.Turn right on Ecology Drive. Recycle City is located ¾ mile down the road on the left-hand side.

Recycle City features a convenient drop-off center open during daylight hours, seven days a week.

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