St. Louis-Jefferson
Solid Waste Management District
Serving the City of St. Louis, Jefferson County, St. Louis County
and St. Charles County, Missouri

Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) & Processing Facilities

Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and Processing Facilities are an important component of the increase in recycling in St. Louis. These facilities process Single-Stream, which is generally received from residential and commercial customers, as well as from private and municipal haulers. Single-Stream is the collection of a wide variety of recyclables (paper, plastic, aluminum, etc.) which are all collected together - eliminating the need for sorting.

At a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), mixed recyclables are sorted, crushed, shredded and/or baled mechanically or manually. This is an intermediate processing step between local curbside and drop-off collections, and the end users who recycle these materials into new products.

There are five MRFs/Processing Facilities currently processing recyclables collected throughout the District. One of the facilities - Recycle City - is owned and operated by the City of St. Peters, a municipality in St. Charles County. In addition to processing recyclables, the St. Peters facility also provides composting for yard waste and serves as a Transfer Station.

2009 - Material Recovery Facilities & Processing Facilities




Meramec Valley Waste Processing Facility

Peerless Park

St. Louis County

Southside Recycling

St. Louis

St. Louis County

Resource Management Companies St. Louis

Earth City

St. Louis County

Northside Recycling Material Recovery Facility /
QRS Recycling Waste Processing Facility


St. Louis County

St. Peters Central Processing Facility

St. Peters

St. Charles

Source - Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District