The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management
District is a regional agency created to assist
the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in establishing
and expanding waste reduction and recycling. The District
includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson
County and St. Charles County. Areas within the district
vary from highly urban to extremely rural, which require a wide variety of waste reduction and recycling
programs to meet local needs.
With District help, tremendous progress
in waste reduction is being achieved throughout the St.
Louis region. The result is both significant environmental
benefits and the creation of thousands of jobs for our
regional economy. This has occurred because of ongoing
collaboration between government, businesses and non-profit organizations
to provide the best possible levels of service for our
communities. By maximizing public-private partnerships,
communities are accomplishing
much more than each could achieve on its own.
Although we have come a long way, much
more remains to be done in the years ahead. We all have
the responsibility to participate. Please help by doing
your part both at home and at work. When everyone contributes
a little, a lot can be accomplished. By working together,
the St. Louis region will continue to reap benefits for
years to come. Recycling works for St. Louis!