St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District




Quick Links:


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 - July 2024

It’s time to save up your old electronics, clothing, fabric, furniture, sports gear, medical equipment, and cell phones to bring to our 6 unique vendors:
  • Midwest Recycling Center
  • Passback
  • JustusedTech
  • STLHelp
  • Remains
  • Home Sweet Home

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!

Residential Shred & E-Recycle Events

(Select Location for Event Details)

Environmental Justice Days of Action

We are connecting with community and partner organizations to create these special events for volunteers to engage and take action. We provide promotion and volunteer support to help these organizations achieve their goals in addressing the Environmental Justice issues of food apartheid and illegal dumping.

If you know of anyone that could benefit from our support, please have them contact us at elizabeth@earthday-365.org.

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