The St. Louis region, just like many other areas throughout Missouri, is dedicated to increase recycling and reduce waste.  The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) is one of 20 districts throughout the state created to assist the public, private, individual, and not-for-profit sectors in making these goals possible.  This District includes all communities within the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County.  Throughout the region, areas vary from highly urban to extremely rural; requiring a variety of programs and services to meet local needs.  read more