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St. Louis County Residents can Recycle more

by Craig Holgate

As of last week, St. Louis County Residents can now recycle more items in the county. 

Food and beverage cartons and all plastic containers labeled number one or number two should now be recycled rather than thrown in the trash. The St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has expanded the materials it can recycle through curb side pickup and drop-off locations. 

Examples of cartons that now should be recycled include milk, broth, cream and egg substitute cartons, juice boxes and other similar containers.

Types of number one and number two plastic containers that now should be recycled include margarine, yogurt and cheese tubs. This is in addition to plastic bottle and jars labeled with a number one or number two symbol, which already are supposed to be recycled. 

To learn more about what is or isn’t recyclable, and to find the closest recycling drop off center near you, visit stlouiscountymn.gov/recycle or call (800) 450-9278.