Project Results

The City of University City
A Leader in Municipal Recycling

U City Recycling Bins

In University City, every household, nearly every business, and many public areas have convenient access to convenient recycling.

The City of University City was one of the first municipalities in the country to offer residents curbside recycling for newspapers; and, implemented one of the first curbside single-stream recycling programs in the state.  Now, every resident—and nearly every business—has access to recycling services provided by the University City Solid Waste Service.  In 2016, University City was able to divert more than 3,000 tons of valuable resources from landfills.  They also operate a recycling drop-off center 7 days a week.  In addition to the standard recyclables, the center accepts textiles, dry cleaning bags, bubble wrap and more.  Grant funding assists with personnel, equipment, education and events.