City of Winchester Missouri

Recycling News From Republic Services

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Please Do Not Crush Aluminum Cans.  

As you all know, the City of Winchester has long been encouraging all of our residents to participate in single stream recycling.  The City received an important request from our solid waste services company, Republic Services, that indicates there is a problem when aluminum cans are crushed before pitching them into the recycle bin.  The problem is at the recycle facility where the crushed aluminum cans are not making it through the sorting processes.  The flattened can may slip through the cracks of the recycling system. 

Republic Services is asking that all residents stop crushing the cans.  They realize it will not completely stop the problem, but they would appreciate any help you give.