Whether collected for disposal or recovery, St. Louis County Waste Management Code requires that all waste or recovered materials must be taken to facilities that are designed and licensed to accept and process for safe disposal or recovery. Facilities in St. Louis County are licensed based on the waste class(es) to be accepted and types of processing to be performed at the facility. Waste classes include: municipal waste, demolition waste, special waste, organic waste, yard by-products, hazardous waste, infectious or biohazardous waste, and liquid waste.
The Waste Code includes two categories of licensed facilities: waste facilities and recycling centers. Waste facilities include: sanitary landfill, demolition landfill, waste processing facility, transfer station, yard by-product compost facility, and (organics) compost facility. Recycling centers take in only clean loads of recovered materials not exceeding 10% waste contamination. All facilities shall renew their licenses annually.
For more information on licensing a waste facility or recycling center, please contact Field Services at [email protected].
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