Recycling Collection Guidelines

All single family residences in Ellisville receive weekly recycling services at no charge. Collection of recyclable goods throughout the city is each Wednesday. Recycling containers have been provided by Republic Services to each household. Recycling containers should be placed side by side with lids facing toward the street, so that the truck can pick them up with the hydraulic lift. If you move out of the City of Ellisville, please leave the recycling container for the next occupant. If you need a recycling container, please stop into City Hall.

Recycling Procedures

On Wednesday place the bin that has been provided at the curb. If it is raining, put out the commingled containers only and save the paper material for the next week collection. It cannot be recycled if it is wet.

Commingled Containers

  • Aluminum cans, trays, and foil (trays and foil must be cleaned)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, and green) - No window glass, dinnerware, or ceramics.
  • HDPE detergent and fabric softener containers - Number 2 colored plastic
  • HDPE milk and juice containers - Number 2 clear plastic
  • LDPE grocery containers - Number 4 plastic
    • Margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, 6 and 12 pack rings
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • PET soda, water, and flavored beverage bottles number 1
  • Plastic number 1HDPE
    • Soda bottles
  • PP grocery containers - Number 5 plastic
    • Ketchup bottles, number 7 plastic narrow neck containers only
    • Plastic buckets: kitty litter containers (5 gallon size maximum)
    • Yogurt cups, narrow neck syrup
  • PVC narrow neck containers only - Number 3 plastic
  • Steel and tin cans

Residential Paper Fiber

  • Cardboard broken down to 2 feet by 2 feet (no waxed cardboard)
  • Carrier stock
    • Soda and beer can carrying cases
  • Chipboard
    • Cereal, cake and food mix boxes, gift boxes, etc.
  • Junk mail and envelopes - No plastic cards, stick on labels, or unused stamps
  • Kraft (brown paper) bags, magazines and catalogs, telephone books, office, computer, notebook, and gift wrap paper - No metal clips, spirals, binders, etc.
  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Paper back books - No hard cover books

Please rinse all containers and do not use plastic bags.

How to Prepare for Recycling

  • Place all recyclables in a Republic Services recycling container and place at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • To save space, aluminum, tin cans, bimetal cans, and plastic should be flattened.
  • Place newspaper in brown paper bags (grocery sacks), or bundle with string. Newspaper must be dry.
  • Rinse, remove caps, and place all glass bottles, jars, and jugs in the recycling bin. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • To promote safety, please do not put broken glass in the recycling bin.
  • Window, auto glass, mirrors, or dishware will not be accepted.
  • Rinse aluminum, metal, and bimetal cans. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • Rinse and remove caps from milk jugs, soda bottles and any other acceptable plastic product.

Alternate Recycling Options

Additional recycling options which are not available through Republic Services are listed on the St. Louis County Department of Health Office of Waste Management.