St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is pleased to announce that our 2024 waste reduction and recycling grant program is under review. 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 - February & March 2024

Perennial STL - Community Clothing Swap

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For all the details and answers to frequently asked questions, or get your tickets for the next swap here.

How exactly does it work?

No clothing donations will be accepted the day of the swap. Volunteers will sort the clothes by item in advance and swappers will be able to browse and select clothes just like at a store. The great news is, unlike a store, you won’t pay by item for things you take home. Instead, we will weigh your clothes to know how many pounds we are diverting from the landfill.

When and where can I drop off clothes to donate to the swap?

Please practice good swap karma and only donate items in a condition that you would be willing and excited to take home!

Donations can be dropped off on the following dates and times:

  •  Saturday, February 17th from 9am-1pm (due to a scheduling conflict clothes will be collected at Perennial 3762 S Broadway on Saturday).
  • Wednesday + Thursday, February 21 + 22 from 4-6:30pm – At the Meeting House
  • Friday, February 23rd from 12-5:30pm – At the Meeting House

You do not need to purchase a ticket to donate clothing!

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!

Oakville, MO (Wohlwend Elementary School): Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 @ 8AM-11AM

Brentwood, MO: Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Clayton, MO (2 days): Fri., March 8 @ 7:30 AM-12:30 PM & Sat., March 9, 2024 @ 8AM-12PM

Maryland Heights, MO: Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 9AM-12PM

Manchester, MO: Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 8AM-11AM

Herculaneum, MO: Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 9AM-12PM

St. Louis, MO Electronics & PAPER Recycling: Saturday, March 30, 2024 @ 8AM-11AM

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EPA Tools & Resources Training Webinar: I-WASTE  February 8th, 2024 at 3-4 pm ET

EPA’s Incident Waste Decision Support Tool (I-WASTE) is a web-based decision support tool that organizes information related to managing waste resulting from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or animal health emergencies. I-WASTE can be used by emergency response authorities, waste industry stakeholders, as well as state, tribal and local agencies responsible for making waste management decisions. 

EPA Tools & Resources Webinar: Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) Research Online Tools  February 14, 2024 at 3-4 pm ET

EPA produces a variety of computational and exposure tools and other online resources to assist in decision-making and researching the health effects of chemicals. These online resources offer a wealth of chemistry, toxicity, and exposure data that is publicly accessible. Types of available health and ecological effects information include access to: high-throughput screening, rapid exposure and dose, animal toxicity, chemistry, and virtual tissues data. 

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.


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