St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District provides technical and financial assistance with waste reduction and recycling services and activities throughout the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, and St. Charles County.
A wide variety of projects are included, such as:
- Electronics collection events
- Community recycling events and drop-off locations
- Education and public information
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection sites
- ReUse activities and resources
- Municipal recycling initiatives
- Curbside recycling collection
- Managing organic/food waste
- Recovering and repurposing demolition materials
- Market development
These activities and projects are made possible through annual grants that are generally open for application each fall.
Missouri Recycling Association's Annual Conference! Check out the guest speakers, classes, and tours planned!
September 25-28, 2023
The DoubleTree, Chesterfield, MO
Check out some of the Success Stories of Grant Recipients!
A major tool of the District to expand waste reduction and recycling is our Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program.
The St. Louis region, just like many other areas throughout Missouri, is dedicated to increase recycling and reduce waste.
What We Do
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.
The Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program is offered once a year in support of applicable programs and services. When the grant round is open, generally in the Fall, announcements will be published on this website and through public notices in local publications. Around 80 – 90 applications are received and, of those, the District generally awards 50 – 60 projects.
Tremendous progress is being achieved throughout the St. Louis region. Along with the significant environmental benefits, the recycling industry accounts for thousands of jobs for our regional economy. The ongoing collaboration between government, businesses and non-profit organizations ensures 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.