Recycling

Mayor Thomas Schneider encourages all residents to recycle at curbside!

City of Florissant
Health Department
1 St. Ferdinand Park Dr.
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone: (314) 839-7654
Fax: (314) 839-7656

Curbside Recycling Facts

  • When you toss out one aluminum can, you can waste as much energy as if you’ve filled the same can half-full of gasoline and poured it onto the ground.
  • Some grades of box board, such as cereal and pasta boxes, now contain up to 100% recycled fibers.
  • Glass can be recycled endlessly.
  • Paper fiber can be recycled an average of 7 times before it becomes too small.
  • Recycling means jobs. There are 16,000 jobs connected to recycling in the St. Louis Area.

Environmental Facts

- Steel and Tin

Recycled cans take 75% less energy to make than cans which are made from raw material (Iron ore). 90% of recycled steel cans are used for food packaging.

- Aluminum Cans

Manufacturing aluminum cans from recycled stock saves. Recycled cans require 95% less energy to make than cans that are made from raw material. Bauxite ore comes from mainly Australia, Brazil, Guinea and Jamaica. 20 recycled cans = 1 new can.

Recycling one ton of plastic containers saves 3.85 barrels of oil.

Don’t forget to recycle gable tops cartons, glass bottles and paper.

Single stream preparation means all paper, plastic, steel/tin, aluminum and glass containers can now be placed together.

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Facility

This is a county wide program where residents can drop off unwanted chemicals and paint to one to two facilities located in St. Louis County (with one located in Florissant!).  For more details visit www.hhwstl.com or call 314-615-8989.

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Curbside Single Stream Recycling

Florissant would like to encourage all residents to recycle at curbside. This is a free service for all residential houses provided by your waste hauler.

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Yes! DO recycle these items:

  • Newspapers & Inserts
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Junk mail and Envelopes
  • Cardboard (broken down or smaller pieces)
  • Office and School Papers (all colors)
  • Plastic Egg and Waxy Milk Cartons
  • Boxboard (cereal, food mix boxes)
  • Paper Carrier Stock (beverage storage containers)
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Aluminum Cans, Trays and Foil (rinsed)
  • Tin and Steel Cans (rinsed)
  • Glass Jars and Bottles (all colors)
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Plastic Bottles (even detergent bottles)
  • Phone Books
  • Paperback books
  • Non-Foil Gift Wrap Paper
  • Waxy Cardboard (juice boxes)
  • Political Signs

No! DO NOT recycle these items:

  • Cords/Hoses
  • Window Glass
  • Light Bulbs (all types)
  • Ceramic Dinnerware
  • Food Waste or Food Tainted Items (used paper plates, paper towels, napkins)
  • Hazardous Chemical Containers
  • Motor oil
  • Insecticides or Herbicides
  • Plastic Trash Can Liners or Bags
  • Plastic Wrapping Film (heavy plastics)
  • Styrofoam Containers or Peanuts
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Metal Clips, Spirals or Binders
  • Dirt, Wood chips or Logs
  • Grass, Leaves or Yard Waste
  • Construction Materials (cement, rocks, sand)
  • Needles
  • Hangers
  • Electronics