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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. Click here to find out how you can recycle motor oil.
  • 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 – If it’s rechargeable, it’s recyclable. When you see any of the abbreviations Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, or Pb* imprinted on a battery pack, it means that the battery can be recycled. 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.
    *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.

Light Bulbs:

  • Drop off and recycle your burned out Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. Bring them to the Recycle City office between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and hand them to staff who will carefully place the bulbs in a recycling bin to avoid breakage. Or if you prefer, you can bring CFL bulbs to any Home Depot store for recycling as well. We do not accept fluorescent tube lights.
  • St. Charles County Recycle Works takes residential light bulbs, other than CFL and incandescent bulbs, at no charge. There is a fee for commercial light bulbs. Go to the St. Charles County Recycle Works web site for more details.


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.
  • Window glass, china, mirrors, Pyrex or Corning Wear can be included with regular trash. Please place in a sturdy box, such as a she 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 has collections events yearly.
  • 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. St. Charles County Recycle Works has collections events yearly.
  • Motor Oil. St. Charles Recycle Works - Central at 60 Triad South Drive accepts motor oil and oil filters.
  • Tires. Recycle tires by taking them to a business that sells tires. A fee is charged for each tire.


For information, call 636-970-1456.

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