Solid Waste & Recycling

Recycling in Wentzville

YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM IS CHANGING EFFECTIVE DEC. 1, 2018

The recycling industry has faced significant challenges in 2018. These challenges have warranted several changes in recycling collection for cities around the world, especially “single-stream recyclers” like many cities in the St. Louis region.

China, which had been the world’s largest importer of recyclables, no longer accepts single-stream recyclable materials from the United States. Changes must now be made, as China was the primary market for single-stream materials. Because of this world-wide impact, Resource Management’s Earth City Materials Recovery Facility notified Meridian Waste, Inc. (the hauler for the City of Wentzville) that they will no longer accept single-stream recyclables collected curbside from our residential customers. As a result, there are several important changes to your recycling service. Here's a quick breakdown of the changes from Meridian Waste, Inc. Additional information will be sent out to customers directly from Meridian Waste, Inc.

WHAT'S ACCEPTED:
still accepted2


WHAT'S NO LONGER ACCEPTED:


no longer accepted



DROP-OFF SITE LOCATIONS:new drop-off sites
In the meantime, many items can also be taken to Wentzville's Recycle Works West located at 2110 E. Pitman Ave., Wentzville, MO 63385. For more information, visit the St. Charles County website at https://www.sccmo.org/877/Recycle-Works-West.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions? Please email CustomerCareMO@MeridianWaste.com.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's accepted for curbside collection?

What's no longer accepted at the curb?

Why are items no longer accepted?

Where can I drop off items no longer collected curbside?

Will my rates change?

What if I don't want to recycle anymore, can you pick up my cart?

Can I request an extra trash cart?

I will have too much trash now. Can I schedule a second-day track pickup?

Do I need to bag my recyclables or separate them?

Is this only change only occurring in Wentzville?

What if I'm not sure if an item is recyclable, or not?

Where are my recyclables going?

What else can I do to be more green/sustainable?

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