Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

From graffiti removal to Blitz to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive not-for-profit cleaning and greening group. Learn more about what we’re doing to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

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Recycle Responsibly

Recycle Responsibly is the area’s first, region-wide recycling campaign that will help everyone in the St. Louis area “Stick With the Six” items that can be recycled in our region.  Plus learn why it’s so important to keep plastic bags and other contaminants out of recycling bins.

Did you know that 2,663 plastic bags are used every second in the U.S.?!

Do your part to limit the number of plastic bags you acquire by bringing reusable shopping bags with you. (Brightside Monarch Bags are great shopping bags and make great gifts!)

If you do get plastic bags from stores, remember, they cannot be recycled in your home recycling bin. Plastic bags and other plastic film must be brought back to your local grocery or retail store for recycling.

The most important thing you can do to Recycle Responsibly is to “Stick With the Six” items that can be recycled:

  1. Plastic bottles and containers
  2. Metal food and beverage cans
  3. Food and beverage cartons
  4. Glass bottles and jars
  5. Paper
  6. Flattened cardboard

Learn why it’s so important to keep plastic bags and other contaminants out of recycling bins.  Visit today.

This education campaign stems from the Materials and Recycling Working Group of OneSTL, a regional initiative that focuses on a sustainable future for the St. Louis region.

The Working Group includes the following entities: East-West Gateway Council of Governments, St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Madison County, City of University City, Brightside St. Louis, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden, Republic Services, St. Louis Composting, St. Louis Earth Day, St. Louis Green Dining Alliance, Recycling on the Go, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University.

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