Recycling

COVID-19 Latest News - Updated June 1, 2020

The Recycle Works facilities have reopened to the public on June 1, 2020 with full collection services. If you need assistance, please wait for the on-site attendant to help you.

Please be aware that building restrictions are in place. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building.

To complement curbside recycling programs, St. Charles County operates two drop-off Recycle Works facilities that collect and process recyclable materials. These facilities accept a wide variety of items* at little or no cost to St. Charles County residents.

What is Accepted?

Aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the United States, but many other types of material may be recycled. Here are just a few of the items* that can be recycled through the Recycle Works facilities.

  • Paper products, including cardboard
  • Electronic equipment, including computers and appliances
  • Glass bottles and products
  • Clothing and other textiles
  • Selected plastics, except PVC and individual plastic bags
  • Rechargeable batteries (no alkaline batteries accepted)
  • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs (from residents only)
  • Hazardous Household Waste material

*Disclaimer: All material collected at the Recycle Works facilities becomes the property of St. Charles County. The Division of Environmental Health and Protection reserves the right to not accept, change fees, or stop accepting any materials at any time and without advanced notice.

Recycle Works Locations

Recycle Works CentralRecycle Works West
60 Triad South Drive2110 East Pitman Ave.
St. Charles, MO 63304Wentzville, MO 63385
 636-949-7900, ext. 4271 636-949-7900, ext. 4267

Hours

The Recycle Works locations are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Both are closed Sundays and County observed holidays.