Recycling Works

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency created to assist the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in establishing and expanding waste reduction and recycling. The District includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Areas within the district vary from highly urban to extremely rural, which require a wide variety of waste reduction and recycling programs to meet local needs.

With District help, tremendous progress in waste reduction is being achieved throughout the St. Louis region. The result is both significant environmental benefits and the creation of thousands of jobs for our regional economy. This has occurred because of ongoing collaboration between government, businesses and non-profit organizations to provide the best possible levels of service for our communities. By maximizing public-private partnerships, communities are accomplishing much more than each could achieve on its own.

Although we have come a long way, much more remains to be done in the years ahead. We all have the responsibility to participate. Please help by doing your part both at home and at work. When everyone contributes a little, a lot can be accomplished. By working together, the St. Louis region will continue to reap benefits for years to come. Recycling works for St. Louis!