Missourian's produce waste from various activities on a daily basis. Are you looking for ways to get rid of specific waste? Before you throw your waste in the trash, see if there are reuse or recycling options available. Learn about proper ways to dispose of specific waste in order to minimize or prevent exposure to toxic chemicals, protecting both your health and the environment. It takes all of us to keep the Show Me State clean and shining!

Items Banned From Landfills
What items cannot be thrown in the trash or taken to a landfill
Open Burning
What can or cannot be burned in your neighborhood or business
Food Waste
What you can do to prevent and divert wasted food from our landfills
Pharmaceutical Waste
Where or how to dispose of unwanted medication
Infectious Waste
What is infectious waste and how should you dispose of it
Electronic Waste
What to do with your outdated or unwanted computers and other electronic devices
Household Hazardous Waste
What to do with batteries, cleaning products, bulbs, paint, thermometers, mercury and more
What to do with herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides
Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste
Management and disposal requirements for each waste type
Railroad Ties, Treated Wood
Disposal options for treated lumber
Scrap Tires
Disposal options for used scrap tires
Used Oil
How and where to recycle used oil
What is waste reduction and how can you get started
Tips on minimizing waste through reusing products
Find a recycling location or learn about other ways you can recycle