The St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection reopens the collection of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials at Recycle Works Central, located at 60 Triad South Drive in St. Charles.
How to Safely Dispose of HHW through Recycle Works Central
St. Charles County residents may bring HHW items to Recycle Works Central for safe and proper disposal between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, until Sept. 30, 2022. There is a $25 fee (payable by cash or check only) for loads up to 50 pounds, and an additional $1 fee for each pound of material over 50.
To ensure safety, please follow these precautions when loading and transporting HHW for collection:
“When residents declutter, they often discover cans from old painting projects, leftover pesticides, and unwanted automobile fluids,” Ryan Tilley, Director for St. Charles County’s Division of Environmental Health and Protection notes. “If these or other hazardous materials were thrown in the trash — or worse yet, dumped on the ground or into sewers or waterways — they could harm the environment and poison people or their pets. Since beginning this program in 2005, we have safely disposed of more than 700,000 pounds of hazardous material to protect our community and preserve our planet.”
Additional Items Collected
Along with HHW, Recycle Works complements curbside recycling efforts and accepts many items at little to no cost to St. Charles County residents. Residents may bring these materials to Recycle Works Central:
For a complete list of items accepted, visit sccmo.org/RWCentral or call 636-949-1800.