Where to recycle styrofoam and batteries in St. Louis-area

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By Heidi Glaus

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Many people are making the effort to go green and recycle, but not everything can be tossed into that single stream recycling container.

NewsChannel 5 viewer Marilyn Maguire wanted to know about batteries, styrofoam and Raid cans, so NewsChannel 5's Heidi Glaus went to the dumpster diva to find out the answer in this week's Hey Heidi segment.

Susan Blandford is in the business of recycling.

"I have been named the dumpster diva," Blandford jokes.

She not only prevents pounds and pounds of stuff from being tossed into landfills, she created St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Center. It's a place where teachers can grab that stuff and give it a new use. That also means she's a great resource for the rest of us.

"Styrofoam, I just found this it's EPC they're in Earth City. You get that packing stuff in from your computers or whatever and they take it all," Blandford explains.

You'll also find a link to Midwest Recycling Center on her website.

"They take anything with a cord on it. Appliance recycling, electronics, cell phones, they just take a lot of stuff," adds Blandford.

Batteries unfortunately are a little harder to dispose of, but the good news is Rebuilding Together St. Louis is hosting a recycling drive this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chesterfield Mall Parking lot and you can drop off batteries free of charge.

When in doubt, Blandford suggests the Recycle It tab on her website which you'll find along a few other websites to your right under related links.



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