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 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 - March & April 2024

Trivia Night! Friday, April 5 | 7-10pm

Trivia Night returns for a 4th year!

Join Perennial for a night of smarts + crafts

Grab your craftiest pals and hem up your smarty pants for an evening of friendly competition. Prizes will be given out throughout the evening and a trophy (handmade by the Perennial crew) will be awarded to the winning team.

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!

Saturday, April 6th: Parkville, MO Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, April 13th: Chaminade College Prep Electronics Recycling Event

Thursday, April 18th: St. Louis Jewish Community Center Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, April 20th: Eureka, MO Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, April 27th: St. Louis, MO Electronics Recycling Event

April 20-21, 2024 | 11 am – 5 pm 

Muny Grounds in Forest Park

Missouri Waste Control Coalition is pleased to present a webinar in partnership with the A&WMAConsiderations for Disposal of PFAS-Impacted Material Jeff Tracy, Geosyntec Consultants

Jeff Tracy will provide an overview of current and upcoming regulatory drivers and guidance for disposal of PFAS impacted material and considerations for waste disposal in the Midwest. The discussion will also include input from professionals in the waste transportation and disposal industry on current requirements and future outlook.

April 10th, 2024 | 11am-12:30pm

Residential Shred & E-Recycle Events

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Our webinar series from Food Waste Prevention Week partners provided incredible opportunities for learning and networking. Over 700 stakeholders from across the food industry and environmental action landscapes came together to learn from grass roots organizations, governmental, non-profit, and private industry presenters.

All webinars are free of charge.

Please visit our Webinars page for a comprehensive list of upcoming Food Waste webinars.


School Foods Directors Discuss Plastic Reduction Measures

Center for Environmental Health and Cafeteria Culture Logos

Date & Time: Apr 11, 2024 03:00 PM Central Time
Description: Calling all School Food Directors! Nationwide, school cafeterias use billions of single-use plastics each year. School Food Directors are perfectly placed to end this expensive, wasteful practice and open major institutional pathways to healthier and more sustainable alternatives.

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