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Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hazardous Household Waste Collection

We are pleased to announce the first permanent household hazardous waste collection facility in St. Louis is now taking reservations!

Residents from Saint Louis County, Saint Louis City, and Jefferson County can make a reservation to drop off household hazardous waste at the facility located at 291 E. Hoffmeister (on the grounds of MSD’s Lemay Waste Water Treatment Plant).

To make a reservation, click here and follow the instructions. At the end of the reservation process, please print off the voucher provided that confirms the reservation and bring the voucher and proof of your address to your appointment. Proof of address can be a utility bill or driver’s license.

household hazardous waste collection facilityMaterials accepted at the facility include  paints (oil-based, acrylic, craft and hobby paints), stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and other fuels, solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (BBQ pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid, pool chemicals and other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant, and items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts).

Items not accepted at the facility include explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical waste (prescriptions and medicines), appliances, household trash, tires, electronics, unknown cylinders, and other bulky items and any hazardous material generated by a business or commercial entity. 

The permanent program replaces one-day HHW collection events. The regional HHW program is possible due to a partnership with MSD, the Saint Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For additional information, visit or call (314) 615-8989.