If you attended any events in the St. Louis region, you probably saw us there!

In 2016, St. Louis Earth Day continued many multi-year relationships with area businesses and organizations that hold special events. Through Recycling On the Go (ROG), we are able to provide education, recycling, and composting services to diverse groups at a variety of venues throughout the St. Louis City and County.

Once again, ROG increased its impact, as compared to previous years. Recycling on the Go teamed up with 112 individual events in 2016, providing services on 166 event days– 16 more than last year! We partnered with 39 new events through our Full Service staffed model and our Do-It-Yourself equipment loan program. More than 70 events occur annually and we have been at some for over 6 years allowing ROG to become an established partner with event organizers and an anticipated part of patrons’ experience.

University City’s Ice Carnival

St. Ann’s Fish Fry
Cub Scout Pack 516 Blue and Gold Banquet

Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival
Bikes and Beans
Feder Easter
Fulton School Trivia Night
St. Ann’s Fish Fry
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Louis Earth Day Festival


Ferguson Twilight 5K/10K and Fun Run

Ferguson Twilight 5K/10K and Fun Run

African Arts Festival
Art Outside
Chinese Culture Days
Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee Street
Ferguson Twilight 5K/10K and Fun Run
Girls On the Run 5K & Fun Run
Humane Society Bark in the Park
Indie Hop
MCE Film on Grand
Missouri History Museum Twilight Tuesdays Spring Concert Series
Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
Spring Fling in the City and Old North House tour
St. Louis County Greek Festival
The Great Race
Washington Commencement


Great Rivers Greenway opened the riverfront trail at the Arch grounds this year with a 2,016 foot picnic and we were there providing recycling.

Great Rivers Greenway opened the riverfront trail at the Arch grounds this year with a 2,016 foot picnic table and we were there providing recycling.

Benton Park 150th Birthday concert
Central West End Cocktail Party
Big River Race Management’s Macklind Mile
Life Outside Festival
Picnic in the Park
Picnic on the Riverfront
Pride Fest
Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
St. Louis Brewer’s Guild Heritage Beer Festival
St. Louis Pagan Picnic
St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS
Shakespeare Festival

Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
St. Louis Art Museum’s Outdoor Film Festival Series
St. Louis Magazine’s A-List
St. Louis Brewer’s Picnic
Taste of Downtown STL

Black Pride
Grub and Groove
International Institute of St. Louis’ Festival of Nations
KJWW Company Picnic
Missouri History Museum Twilight Tuesdays Fall Concert Series
Movie Night in Clifton Park
Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region’s OWLS/Operation Cleanstream
National Night Out
Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games
Trailnet’s Share the Street Party


Recycling at Eureka Days brings Elizabeth a lot of joy.

Big River Race Management’s Cross-Country Festival in Forest Park
Eureka Days
Japanese Festival of Missouri Botanical Garden
Kirkwood Greentree Festival
Missouri History Museum’s Staff Picnic
Missouri History Museum Twilight Tuesdays Fall Concert Series
Pedal the Cause
Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
St. Louis City Labor Day Greek Festival
St. Louis Symphony Concert in Forest Park
Schlafly Hop in the City
South Grand Fall Festival
Strange Folk Art Festival
The Gathering Church Picnic
Urban Chestnut Oktoberfest
Viva Mexico on Cherokee

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off
4 Million Hours Without a Lost-time Injury at Mallinckrodt
Best of Missouri Market at Missouri Botanical Garden
Brew in the Lou
Central West End Halloween Bash
Chef Cooks Challenge
Forest Park Forever Fall Family Fun Festival
Grove Fest
Harvest Festival At Laumeier Sculpture Park
Lost and Found
MCE Beer for Water
Missouri Prairie Festival
St. Luke’s Hospital Employees


We provided recycling services at 4 Schlafly events this year including the Great Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
Schlafly Pumpkin Harvest Festival
SLACO Conference
Taste of Green
Terror in Tower Grove Park
Trojan Park
Vegan Chili Cook Off
Young Friends of Tower Grove Park

Girls On the Run 5k & Fun Run
Schlafly’s Great Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Open Space Council’s Holiday Open House and Awards


If you would like to see Recycling On the Go at even MORE events in 2017, consider a tax-deductible donation which will allow us to procure the necessary supplies and staff to serve more events!

Green gift suggestions

December 23, 2016

If you are seeking advice from St. Louis Earth Day for last-minute gift ideas, you will find many ideas that are locally available. We asked our staff to offer their own suggestions to share. Hope we are able to help a few find the perfect sustainable gift this holiday season. What is your favorite local store […]

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The 2016 90% Club

December 12, 2016

Which are the greenest events in St. Louis? Recycling On the Go tracked waste diverted from landfills at all 112 of our events this year. 12 events recycled or composted more than 90% of the waste generated! Who’s number 1? Well let’s look at what it takes to achieve this feat. #1  You need to […]

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A lean and green Christmas!

December 6, 2016

Haven’t finished your Christmas preparations yet?!?  Don’t stress!  Keep your gift-giving simple this year with these lean and green ideas: Donate to your loved one’s favorite charity in his/her name instead of buying more “stuff.” Does he/she really need another shirt/perfume/toy?  Try giving tickets to an event or movie. If you need more inspiration to […]

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Compost food waste: close the loop!

November 28, 2016

Aaron had this wonderful idea for dinner so, to reduce his carbon footprint, he decided to stop at the grocery store on his way home. With a fuzzy memory of what is on the refrigerator shelves at home, he decides to pick up all the ingredients needed for his meal. The whole family enjoyed his fabulous meal! […]

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