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Large recycling bin to be moved to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station

An industrial-sized recycling container is being moved to the City of O'Fallon's waste transfer station for the use of O'Fallon residents; the container is for recycling, only.

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.  

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Jim Frain April 22, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Happy Earth Day...RECYCLE...REDUCE...REUSE....REPLACE...RESTORE
Oh Jimmy, you are just touting your horn every chance that you can get on the Patch, on Facebook, on STLToday and where ever can see your name at.. You love seeing your name in print. Get a life Jimmy!
Chris Hillebrandt April 22, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Hopefully at the new location people will only be tossing recyclables and not all other kinds of junk. Its sad to go to the current location and see what's been thrown into and around the bins. Often there's so much junk that shouldn't be in the bins that there's no room for actual recyclables. Apparently people who use these can't read!
"The Need for additional Parking Spaces?" It that a misprint or a joke? Only 20-percent of the Stadium's 3,500 Seats are sold at any given night and that is on a good night. Some night's their are more players/staff than Fans. The City Council just gave Steve Malliet and the Rascals Baseball Team a 75-Percent in Rent at the Stadium. So it costs the City $700,000 just to keep the doors open and the Rascals pay $50,000 Annually. What a joke, especially when O' Fallon is now pay the Real Estate Tax Bill for the "CornCrib Stadium in McLean County, Illinois? Only in America!!! What a joke about the need for parking spaces! Let's just make all of the Rascal's Games FREE since the City Council loves to give away the store!
Kelvin Williams April 23, 2013 at 08:27 AM
Wow. Not a fan the person who uses 'Jim Frain' title but really your comments are malicious and bullying. Let him/her say what he/she wants, within decorum, and trust the public is smart enough to figure out the intentions. agree that this place will just become another 'dumpsite'. all ofallon residents should have recycle bins, the 'dumpers' are not normally residents. large recyclable? make arrangements for drop off or pick up

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