"We know that reducing energy heating and cooling costs to keep the home comfortable isn’t the only method for being environmentally responsible in St. Louis City. Recycling and minimizing waste helps the local and national ecological system. November 15th happens to be America Recycles Day. We compiled a checklist of recommendations, pertaining to recycling," announces a spokesperson of Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling.
Recycling Factoids to Know
ü St. Louis County waste department says that the value of one aluminum can is the equivalent to halfway filling the same can with gasoline and then spilling it on the ground.
ü Glass can be recycled endlessly.
ü Paper fibers, such as cardboard and packaged food boxes contain 100 percent recycled fibers.
ü Most paper goods can be recycled about seven times, prior to being too small to recycle.
How to Recycle in St. Louis?
Invest in a separate recycling bin for everyday goods, such as plastic milk cartons, soda cans, cardboard, plastic shopping bags, empty household cleaning bottles, etcetera.
Plastic, aluminum and glass are the accepted materials at most recycle centers in St. Louis City.
Donate gently used clothing to a local shelter, church or thrift store.
Familiarize yourself with the local recycling drop-off centers in St. Louis City.
A Hoffmann Brothers Heating Contractor says: Remember to recycle lights and batteries responsibly. At Tilles Park in St. Louis, local residents are invited to recycle nonworking and old Christmas lights from November 27th - January 1st. Recycling is conveniently located at the: Winter Wonderland | Tilles Park 9551 Litzinger Road | St. Louis, MO 63124.
(*After the holidays (Jan 2-17), recycled Christmas lights can be deposited at Tilles Park in the barrel by the playground restroom).
Read more on recycling in St. Louis City and County here http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/RecyclingandSolidWaste/RecyclingInformation/PlacestoRecycle
3) Try to purchase products packaged with the iconic recycle sign.
4) Consider waste reduction by composting things like coffee beans, eggs and other perishable foods.
Watch this video on how to recycle properly in St. Louis City
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