Recycling Extravaganza

ROGlogoCOLORwED-01Sunday, April 2, 2017   

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

10am – 2pm

For information about organizations and places to recycle unusual items throughout the year, please contact any of the collectors below from our 2016 event:

2016 Collectors

Booth #1 – St. Louis Earth Day & Partner Organizations:
Whole Foods Markets Gimme 5 program

Items Collected: Brita filters

Mardi Gras, Inc (314) 771-5110

Items Collected: Mardi Gras beads

Booth #2 – Ameren Missouri (800)552-7583

Items Collected: Compact fluorescent light bulbs

Booth #3 – MO P2D2 Year-round drop off locations click here

Items Collected:  Prescription and non-prescription unwanted and expired medications | NO illicit or illegal substances, aerosol inhalers or needles accepted| Collection is anonymous, no records are kept, no ID required.

Booth #4 – Bi-State Pet Food Pantry  (New in 2016) (314) 596-2128

Items Collected: Pet Supplies; New or opened bags of dog or cat food (opened bags need to be taped shut before donating -within 6 months of sell by date) / gently used or new: leashes, collars, pet food bowls, beds, blankets, toys (for dogs and cats) / unopened cans of wet food and treats (for dogs and cats). See Facebook page for more information.

Booth #5 – St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center (636) 227-7095

Items Collected: Teachers Supplies, unbroken crayons/pencils/markers, buttons, non-working pens, Mardi Gras beads, children’s books (no encyclopedias), children’s art supplies, corks, puzzles, costume jewelry, sea shells, yarn

Booth #6 – Shoeman Water Project (636) 751-8197

Items Collected: Shoes (new and gently used) These are sold to support clean water projects around the world.

Booth #7

Booth #8 – Free the Girls 
Living Word United Methodist Church (636) 821-2800

Items Collected: New and Slightly Used Bras. The rest of the year you can use the Missouri local drop off location at Living Word United Methodist Church, 17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63038.

Booth #9-10 – BWorks (314) 827-6640

Items Collected: Bicycles and anything related to bicycles | Computer towers

Booth #11 – Refab (314) 357-1392

Items Collected: Reusable Remodeling Tools and Supplies; Lumber: boards, trim, decking, hardwood, and plywood | Tools: hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, old man tools, gardening tools | Workshop items: workbenches, shelves, storage bins, crates, and tool boxes | Miscellaneous hardware: fasteners, building supplies, etc.

Booth #12 – ReStore – Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (314) 678-4576

Items Collected: Reusable Remodeling Tools and Supplies; Building & Construction Materials | Household Supplies (sinks, doors, light fixtures, toilets, etc.) | Anything you might find in a hardware store

Booths #13-14 – Remains, Inc. (New in 2016) (314) 865-0303

Items Collected:  New or Used Clothing / household linens / blankets / towels / draperies and curtains / larger pieces of fabric– Sq. Yd. or Larger (All items dry and not mildewed)• off hangers• unsorted • place in trash bags or baled •
• Not accepted: Small fabric scraps Carpet, rugs, Pillow, cushions
BELTS – Functional (boxed or bagged)
PURSE / HANDBAG / BACK PACKS -functional (boxed or bagged – Gaylord boxes on pallets, if viable)
• Not accepted: Suitcases
TOYS – Functional, soft or hard, less than 12″ (single type toys) • hard toys in boxes, soft toys in trash bags
• Not accepted: Multi piece toys (race tracks, board games and puzzles)
BOOKS – Usable •  Place in boxes, preferably less than 50 lbs., closed tops
• Not accepted: Encyclopedias, reader digests, magazines, damaged books; thin kid’s, Romance soft back

Booth #15 – St. Louis HELP: Health Equipment Lending Program (314) 567-4700

Items Collected: Home Medical Equipment (HME) including, but not limited to, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, scooters, canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, ROHO cushions, back supports, electric hospital beds, van lifts and stair lifts | Nearly every type of HME | PLEASE NO oxygen canisters and medications

Booth #16 –

Booth #17 – Flooring Systems, Inc. (314) 714-1313

Items Collected: Broadloom Carpet | Carpet tiles | Carpet pads

Booth #18 – Citishred  (New in 2016) (314) 800-6545

Service: Paper Shredding on-site

Booths #19-20 – EPC (800) 235-1046

Items Collected:  Clean Expanded Polystyrene (EPS – “Styrofoam”) Packaging Forms; all foam must BE CLEAN with no food waste, cardboard, tape or labels attached. Please bring in open plastic bags which can be viewed to confirm it is only clean foam dropped off for collection.

Not accepted: No foam food containers. No packing peanuts.

Booths #21-22 – Midwest Recycling Center (314) 200-9017

Items Collected: Electronics and Anything with a Cord! | Appliances – functioning & non-functioning, large & small | Holiday lights | TVs/monitors (see restrictions listed below) | Computers & parts | Microwaves | Dishwashers | Refrigerators | Electronics, etc. | Extension cords | Lab & medical equipment | Lawn & garden equip. EMPTY Please! NO GAS

  • UPDATE for 2016!! Midwest Recycling Center will need to charge participants for CRT TVs (glass). Cost is $20 for CRT TVs under 27 inches and $40 for CRT TVs over 28 inches. Consoles, DLP and Rear Projection TVs will cost $50 each to recycle. CRT monitors will cost $5 each to recycle. LED, LCD or Plasma TV’s  and LED Monitors are collected for free. See their website for more information:

Republic Services (636) 947-5959

Items Collected: Cardboard and Single Stream Recycling. Republic Services is also providing dumpsters and hauling for Expanded Polystyrene to EPC to be densified and recycled by EPC, Inc.

CLICK HERE to download and view a list of items collected by category.

Read about 2016’s REX event.

page updated 12.23.16