Free Curbside Recycling Service

The City of Creve Coeur provides free curbside recycling services to residents of single-family homes and participating condominiums. Each single-family home in the city has received a 65-gallon recycling toter free of charge. All recyclable items may be commingled in the toter. Call Public Works at (314) 872-2533 with any questions.

Other Recycling Options

St. Louis County provides a list of locations where electronics and batteries can be dropped off for recycling throughout St. Louis County. For recycling of items not listed in the Acceptable Materials section below, please review the recycling information published by St. Louis County.

Pick-Up Day

Republic Services collects the recyclable materials and delivers them for sorting to their recycling facility in Hazelwood. All recyclable items may be placed in the recycling toter. Place the toter at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the same days as your trash pick-up day. Please note, many items which are considered "recyclable" are not part of the curbside recycling program. Access information on how to dispose of or recycle hazardous household waste items such as batteries, paints, construction materials and electronics.

Acceptable Materials

  • #1 to #5 and #7 plastic
  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminum cans - Don't Crush!
  • Cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Chipboard

Unacceptable Materials

  • #6 plastic
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Construction waste
  • Diapers
  • Food
  • Electronics and batteries
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Gift wrap
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Junk mail
  • Metal cans

  • Herbicide containers
  • Insecticide containers
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastic bags and wrappers
  • Plastic sheets
  • Scrap metal
  • Newspapers
  • Paperback books
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Plastic jugs and bottles
  • Steel cans

  • Soiled paper
  • Styrofoam  
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Yard waste

How to prepare your recyclables

  • Empty, clean and dry. Keep all recyclables free of food and liquid.
  • Keep it loose. Never put recyclables in containers or bags.

Additional Resources


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