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Aytes Community Recycling Center at Recycle City

Drop-Off Center Open 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.

Items ACCEPTED at Recycle City’s Drop-Off Center


 Paper Products:

  • Newspapers (remove plastic sleeve)
  • Mixed Paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Telephone Books
  • Magazines
  • Chipboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc.)
  • White Paper (computer paper, office paper, etc.)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (dry, empty, and flatten boxes)
  • Brown Paper Grocery Bags

Containers (please rinse):

  • Aluminum and tin cans 
  • Glass Bottles and Jars, any color 
  • Plastic Grocery Bags (any color but black)
  • Plastic Bottles and Jars, all except black plastic or those marked #4 or #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 (container will not be returned).


  • Car Batteries – only wet-cell auto batteries. No cracked or leaking batteries accepted.
  • Rechargeable Batteries – When you see any of the abbreviations Ni-MH, Li-ion, or Pb* imprinted on a battery pack, it means that the battery can be recycled at Recycle City. A container for rechargeable batteries is located in the office lobby of Recycle City at 131 Ecology Drive. Please place each battery in separate plastic bags available at Recycle City. Place the sealed plastic bags into the collection container. PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept NICD  (Nickel-cadmium) batteries.
    *Small sealed lead rechargeable batteries only weighing less than 2 pounds or 1 Kg.

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.


Recycle City will now accept the following select electronics for recycling at no charge during normal business hours only. Please see the attendant at the Aluminum Buy-Back area when you drop off electronics.

  • CD/DVD drives
  • cell phones
  • digital satellite receivers
  • flat screen televisions
  • flat screen monitors (CRT monitors are not accepted)
  • laptop computers
  • modems
  • PC/motherboards
  • personal computers
  • servers
  • UPS-uninterruptable power supplies.

See below to see where to recycle items not on this list.

Items NOT ACCEPTED at St. Peters’ Recycle City Drop-Off Center

  • Egg cartons:  Paper-based egg cartons can be added to paper blue bag. Plastic #1 egg cartons can be added to container blue bag.  Styrofoam egg cartons can be included with regular trash.
  • Styrofoam can be included with regular trash.
  • Plastic food wrap can be included with regular trash.
  • Alkaline batteries can be included with regular trash.
  • Light bulbs
    • St. Charles County Recycle Works accepts light bulbs from residents (with some limits and restrictions).
    • Your local Home Depot store may also accept Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs.
  • Window glass, china, mirrors, Pyrex or Corning Wear can be included with regular trash. Please place in a sturdy box, such as a shoe box, tape shut and label "broken glass" to ensure recycle workers avoid injury. 
  • Cordless phones can be brought to St. Charles County Recycle Works for recycling. 
  • Some electronics. Bring used electronics to Best Buy or St. Charles County Recycle Works for recycling. See above for electronic items accepted at Recycle City.
  • 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 – considered a household hazardous waste and cannot be put in your trash cart. St. Charles County Recycle Works accepts oil-based paint/stain, visit their website for more details on disposing 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 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.




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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.



Drop-Off Center:

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


Directions: Recycle City is located at 131 Ecology Drive, accessible from Mid Rivers Mall Drive north of I-70 and south of Salt River Road. Turn east from Mid Rivers Mall Drive onto Ecology Drive and travel 3/4 mile. Recycle City is on the left-hand side.

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