Solid Waste & Recycling

Recycling in Wentzville

YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM CHANGED EFFECTIVE DEC. 1, 2018. 

MORE DROP-OFF SITES ANNOUNCED – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

 

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. Wondering about why this change is happening or if your rates will change? Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

WHAT'S ACCEPTED CURBSIDE:
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WHAT'S NO LONGER ACCEPTED:


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DROP-OFF SITE LOCATIONS:
Meridian Waste Inc. has placed containers at several recycling drop-off sites for Wentzville residents. These sites will serve as collection locations for glass, cardboard and mixed paper — which are no longer accepted through Meridian’s curbside collection program. Mixed paper includes newspapers, magazines, junk mail, computer paper, telephone books, etc. (Note: Please do not include wrapping paper, as it typically includes a coating or metallic features.) By separating our streams we are able to decrease contamination, thereby allowing us to increase our recycling rate overall. Thank you for your commitment to recycling in Wentzville! For a map of the locations, click here.

• Site #1: Splash Station Aquatic Center (1141 Peine Rd.)
• Site #2: Formerly Car Credit City (15268 Veterans Memorial Pkwy.; next to the BP gas station)
• Site #3: Formerly Dee's Produce (1004 E. Pearce Blvd.; across from Pete's)
• Site #4: St. Charles County's Recycle Works West (2110 E. Pitman Ave.)
• Site #5: Wentzville Christian Church (1507 Highway Z)


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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