Solid Waste Management Program
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, reuse and recycle, the three R’s for waste management, are effective measures that serve as alternatives to disposing waste in landfills. Today, we have several options available for handling the solid waste that we produce. The Department of Natural Resources promotes an integrated approach to solid waste management, using a combination of alternatives. Below you will find information on how you can help with the three R’s.
Missouri’s goal to maximize waste reduction is ongoing and we have made progress, but we need to go further. Basically, we need to remain focused on reducing the amount of waste we produce. We also need to consider the types of waste we are producing and whether or not these waste materials are hazardous and their long-term impact on the environment.
Missouri has many recycling centers that accept different kinds of recyclable materials, including electronics and appliances. Information on these materials is listed below. By recycling, we can conserve natural resources and energy. Recycled materials can be processed and made into new products, so it's not only important to recycle, but to also purchase goods with recycled content. By reducing, reusing and recycling you can help to protect our water, air, land, energy and cultural resources. Composting is a great way to reuse organic material and easy for families to implement. You can get started with our composting guide.
Click below for electronics recycling locations.
- Computer/Electronics Recycling including televisions.
- Major Appliance Collection Services in Missouri.
- Recycling Drop-Off Collection Services in Missouri.
Note: The PDF document is searchable by county or city by using Ctrl+F and typing in the city or county you are searching for.
Click below for information about waste diversion in Missouri.
- Missouri Waste Diversion Status.
- Missouri's Waste Reduction Goals.
- Newsprint Recycling Report.
- Missouri Waste Characterization Studies.
Click below to access other reduce, reuse, recycle and composting publications.