The Blue Cart Crew Needs You!
Subscribe Now to Recycle Curbside in St. Peters!
The City of St. Peters’ curbside recycling program is moving to a subscription-only service. Enroll now to be part of the new Blue Cart Crew!
Or, you can call 636-970-1456 to enroll.
There is no fee to subscribe.
When you join the Blue Cart Crew, we’ll replace your green trash cart with a Blue Cart that you will continue to use for both trash and Blue Bag recycling. Or, if you want to keep your green trash cart, we will place a Blue Cart Crew sticker on your green cart.
UPDATE: More than 4,300 households have joined the Blue
Cart Crew already ... such a tremendous response that our entire 2019
delivery of Blue Carts have been reserved! Don't worry ... you can still
join the Blue Cart Crew and recycle with Blue Bags. If you ENROLL IN
THE BLUE CART CREW, we can get you a Blue Cart Crew sticker for your
green cart that will give you access to Blue Bags. When you sign up, you
can reserve a Blue Cart for next year. We expect another delivery of
Blue Carts in March 2020.
By joining the Blue Cart Crew, you’ll remain part of St. Peters’ recycling effort that helps to keep our trash costs low and give recyclable materials a new life. Beginning in Spring 2019, you will not be able to continue recycling curbside without enrolling in this new program. Be sure to enroll before April 1, 2019, in order to avoid any disruption in curbside recycling service.
Why are we switching to the Blue Cart Crew program?
The new subscription-only Blue Cart Crew program will cut our costs for recycling with Blue Bags. The cost to the City of St. Peters for Blue Bags has grown from around $50,000 a year to about $190,000 a year over the past decade without the benefit of an increase in recycling. This increase in cost is because many people used Blue Bags for regular trash or other purposes besides recycling.
What does it mean for me if I join the Blue Cart Crew?
When you join the Blue Cart Crew, you’re pledging to recycle with Blue Bags. You will continue to recycle by placing containers in one Blue Bag and paper products in another Blue Bag. And, you will continue to place your recycling Blue Bags in your cart with regular trash bags. Learn more about St. Peters’ dual stream recycling success.
In order to receive more Blue Bags, you will need to tie a Blue Bag on your Blue Cart (or green cart with Blue Cart Crew sticker). Our staff will drop off a new roll of Blue Bags when they see that you’ve tied a Blue Bag on your cart. Blue Cart Crew members will automatically be entered into our annual Blue Bag Recycling Contest. Blue Cart Crew members promise to use Blue Bags only for recycling and agree to periodic compliance checks.
What if I don’t enroll in the Blue Cart Crew program?
You won’t be able to recycle curbside in St. Peters. You will not have access to Blue Bags. To recycle, you may bring your recyclable items to our Recycle City Drop-Off Center at 131 Ecology Dr.
When should I enroll to be part of the Blue Cart Crew?
Now! Be sure to enroll before April 1, 2019, in order to avoid any disruption in curbside recycling service. Click to enroll now.
What size is the new Blue Cart?
The Blue Cart will be 90 gallons, the same size as our green trash carts.
What if I live in an apartment or condo in St. Peters and use a dumpster, not a trash cart?
You also can enroll to receive Blue Bags for recycling! CLICK HERE to learn more about the "Blue Crew" multi-family program for recycling.
For more information, call 636-970-1456.
BLUE CARTS ARRIVING:
Above, the first load of Blue Carts arrives on Dec. 27, 2018. Delivery to Blue Cart Crew members is set for January and February 2019. Below is a photo of the top of a Blue Cart lid with a Blue Cart Crew sticker: