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The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is pleased to announce that our 2024 waste reduction and recycling grant program is closed. The 2025 grant program will open in the Fall 2024. Thank you.

2024 Grant Program Overview.pdf

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. LouisSt. Louis CountyJefferson 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
    • Composting
    • 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 our annual grant program, the grant round opens every fall.

 

 

Events - June 2024

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s 23rd annual Green Living Festival is back in a big way this year!

Celebrate sustainable living with us on:

Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join experts at the Garden for a full day of active learning, exploring, and engaging in ideas for taking action in your everyday life.

Event highlights will include:

  • 50 Expert Exhibitors and Local VendorsGreen Living Festival
  • Family-Friendly Activities
  • 12 Educational Workshops and Tours
  • DIY Projects for Home
  • Yoga and Live Music
  • Photo Booth Fun, Prizes and More!

EPA Tools & Resources Webinars

Web-Based Data Visualization of Air Sensor Data with RETIGO
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
3-4 pm ET

Data visualization tools that are quick and easy to use, require no coding skills, and can be used with any type of sensor are in high demand. Users often wish to compare the data they collect with other data sources such as nearby instruments that measure the same pollutants, wind measurements, satellite remote sensing data, or atmospheric model outputs. EPA’s REal TIme Geospatial Data Viewer (RETIGO) is a free, web-based visualization tool with these features..

Register for the RETIGO webinar!

EnviroAtlas
Thursday, June 6, 2024
3-4 pm ET

How do environmental managers and public health officials identify the benefits that local forests, parks, wetlands and other natural areas provide to their local communities? One way is through EnviroAtlas. EPA’s EnviroAtlas provides a one-stop-shop for exploring ecosystem services and the benefits they provide in the context of planning and management. The goal is to help EPA partners in states, territories and local communities enhance public health, environmental resiliency, and economic prosperity..

Register for the EnviroAtlas training webinar!

Residential Shred & E-Recycle Events

(Select Location for Event Details)

MRC Electronics RecyclingElectronics & Paper Recycling Events

Below is our agenda for our upcoming electronics recycling events. These events are all open to the public. We look forward to seeing you at the next big electronics recycling event in your area!

Grant Programs

Applications for the grant round open every fall.  Announcements are published on our homepage and in local publications.

The District's waste reduction and recycling grant program receives approximately 80 – 90 applications annually. The District generally awards 50 – 60 grants.

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 Missouri 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.

Mission

To incentivize and promote the diversion of solid waste from landfills through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling alternatives.

Serving the communities of:

City of St. LouisJefferson CountySt. Louis CountySt. Charles County