St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District


The District will be CLOSED, Wednesday 5/15/24 & Friday 5/17/24. We will be finishing the move. Please call or email with any questions. Thank you.

We have moved to KW

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. 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
    • 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 - May 2024

Residential Shred & E-Recycle Events

(Select Location for Event Details)

  • Sunset Hills:¬†May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, & Nov. 21
  • Brentwood: May 11, Aug. 10, & Dec. 14 (E-Recycle)
  • Brentwood: May 4, Aug. 3, & Nov. 2 (Shredding)

Sustainability Lab @ T-REX
Food Waste Reduction Strategy

Tuesday,  May 28, 2024

3:45pm-5:00pm Presentation & Discussion (join in person or on Zoom)
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking (in person only)

Join in Person:
T-REX (911 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis)
Sharptooth Boardroom (5th Floor)
Plan your trip using public transit here.

Register and Join on Zoom:

Did you know that food waste globally results in more carbon dioxide emissions than commercial air travel? A regional Food Waste and Rescue Potential Report was recently developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, earthday365, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens' Earthways Center. As a result of the report, the City of St. Louis committed to develop a strategy by December 2024 to prevent food from going to waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps. Join us to discuss the strategy and the opportunity to rescue surplus food for those in need.OneSTL is a movement that advances a prosperous, healthy, and vibrant future for St. Louis communities and the entire region.

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!

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!

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 ‚Äď 90 applications annually. The District generally awards 50 ‚Äď 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.


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. Louis ‚ÄĘ Jefferson County ‚ÄĘ St. Louis County ‚ÄĘ St. Charles County