Please be aware that all department facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 and Friday, November 24th, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving Holidays.

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Contact the Waste Management Program

For waste diversion or recycling related questions, please contact us at:

Phone: (314) 615-8958
Email: recycle.dph@stlouisco.com

For permits, licensing, complaints or other regulatory issues, please contact us at:

Phone: (314) 615-4130
Email: waste.dph@stlouisco.com

For Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and to make a reservation to drop-off HHW, please visit wwwHHWSTL.com. If additiional information is needed, please contact us at:

Phone: (314) 615-8989
Email: recycle.dph@stlouisco.com

For information about the Unincorporated Waste Districting Program, please visit the Trash District Collection and Recycling page. If additiional information is needed, please contact us at:

Phone: (314) 615-HAUL (4285)
Email: trashdistricts@stlouisco.com

About the Waste Management Program

The role of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Waste Management Program (WMP) is to protect public health and the environment by encouraging greater diversion from landfill disposal and regulating the solid waste management system. The WMP has three sections: Waste Diversion, Field Services, and Waste District Contracts.

The Waste Diversion Section provides public education and outreach, technical assistance and grant funding to reduce the volume of waste sent for landfill disposal. The voter approved 5% surcharge on waste deposited in St. Louis County landfills helps to fund Waste Diversion programs.

The Field Services Section enforces the County-wide Waste Management Code, Chapter 607. The Waste Code regulates the handling, storage, transportation and disposal of all solid waste, special waste, demolition waste, medical waste and recovered materials.

The Waste District Contract Section manages the waste collection contracts for the eight unincorporated waste districts established by the St. Louis County Council in 2008.