- Curbside Disposal via Waste Hauler
- Electronics Recycling
- Paint and Other Hazardous Materials
- Battery Recycling
- Medications and Sharps
- Charities that Pick Up Items
Curbside Disposal via Waste Hauler
Republic Services is our service provider for your trash, recycling, and yard waste needs.
To see what exactly you can dispose at your curb, click here. There is also a great tool on their website (screenshot below - click to enlarge!) where you type in what you are looking to dispose of and they can help!
FIND A RECYCLING DRIVE
Learn about recycling Electronics from the MO Dept of Natural Resources here. They have a calendar of events here - to find electronics recycling events, type "collection event" in the keyword search.
Be sure to check out Richmond Heights' Electronics Recycling events page to see if we have one scheduled.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
* For a full list of locations from the Department of Natural Resources of Registered Electronics Recycling locations, click here.
PAINT & OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTE
Latex types can be tweaked to be thrown in the trash but oil-based must be recycled. More information can be found on the Lowes Home Improvement website.
For information on how to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste, check out hhwstl.com.
Batteries are a tricky item to recycle. There are many different kinds and most have different instructions.
The waste industry is experiencing an increase in "hot loads" - or loads inside of trucks or on transfer station floors catching fire due to improper disposal of lithium batteries. Goggle “improper disposal of batteries causing fires” and you will get a plethora of articles. We have experienced this as well in our St. Louis market, unfortunately, and have video of a small flame combusting in 3 seconds to a larger fire! It is quick to combust and since the batteries are so small, they are impossible to detect when we empty waste into a truck.
Learn more HERE to help prevent these fires and keeping workers safe.
Quick note: Disposable batteries such as AA, AAA, C, D etc. can be thrown in your trash. All others need to be disposed of properly by battery producers – but NOT in your recycle or trash carts.
MEDICATION AND SHARPS
Drug Take Back Days
The City of Richmond Heights does not have a permanent medication drop off location. About twice a year, the RHPD may host a Drug Take Back Day in partnership with the DEA. You can view more information on those events here.
Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (MO P2D2) is a non-profit organization that provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medications in the landfill or sewer systems that may later negatively affect the environment. Learn more and find a nearby location here.
The Safe Medication Disposal Program through Walgreens Pharmacy is an environmentally responsible way to dispose of unused or expired medications. For $2.99, you can purchase a specially designed postage-paid envelope at any Walgreens pharmacy counter that allows you to place, seal and mail prescription or over-the-counter medications you no longer use for safe, eco-friendly disposal. Learn more here.
CHARITIES THAT PICK UP DONATIONS
To view a list, click here. As circumstances may change quickly and often, it's best to call and double check.
For other inquiries, email Mary Binns at MBINNS@RICHMONDHEIGHTS.ORG.