To consolidate recycling efforts, the City of O’Fallon is installing a blue, industrial-sized recycling container at the City’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane in O’Fallon (63366) beginning May 1, 2013.
The container will be available to O’Fallon residents at no charge for depositing recyclable materials. It will replace containers that were formerly stationed in two locations, one in the west parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark and the other at Monticello Plaza in the 3700 block of Highway K. The Monticello Plaza and T.R. Hughes locations are being eliminated due to the need for additional parking spots in these areas. Anyone leaving items at these locations after the dumpsters are removed will be in violation of City ordinances.
“Recycling participation has been outstanding, and we hope that it continues in this new location at the waste transfer station,” said Jim Wenzara, O’Fallon’s Director of Environmental Services. “This service should be very helpful to people who have extra household recycling or who would like to dispose of a large amount of recyclable materials, like old boxes or stacks of newspapers. We also would remind people that this new location is for recyclables, only, and illegal dumping of trash is strictly forbidden.”
Materials that can be placed in the public recycling dumpster are limited to:
- Paper products (newspapers, magazines, phone books, paperbacks) and boxes (cardboard, beverage cartons, cereal and shoeboxes)
- Plastic bottles and food containers (except Styrofoam)
- Glass bottles and jars (clear, unbroken)
- Metal food cans, soda cans and aluminum foil, pie and cake pans
- For a complete list of recyclables visit www.ofallon.mo.us/ES or call 636-272-0477
Please do not deposit:
Yard waste, plastic bags (recycle these at a grocery store), garden hose, coat hangers, furniture, carpeting, building materials, Styrofoam items (#6 recycling symbol), baby diapers, light bulbs, automotive batteries or waste oil, electronics, household cleaners, paint, pesticide or other chemical containers.
Directions to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station: Follow the North Service Road to Hoff Road (9/10 of a mile west of the Bryan Road junction). Turn north on Hoff Road, cross the railroad tracks and bear left (west). Continue on Hoff Road for about three blocks, then turn left on Progress West and continue to the transfer station.