The department is responsible for regulating and overseeing various activities at facilities that manage solid waste. Solid waste landfills (disposal areas) are any areas used to dispose of solid waste from one or more residential household(s) or commercial, industrial, manufacturing, recreational or governmental operation(s). Each landfill is located, designed, built, operated, monitored, closed and maintained to make sure it follows federal and state laws and regulations. Landfills accept and manage various types of waste for disposal, in order to prevent the waste materials from harming public health or the environment.
Listed below are the categories of permitted solid waste landfills. Under each landfill category there is general information about the category and a list of landfills within that category currently operating in Missouri. To view an interactive map of all permitted solid waste landfills in Missouri or download a list of all permitted facilities, visit the Missouri Solid Waste Management Map. For information about obtaining a solid waste permit to construct and operate a solid waste landfill, visit Solid Waste Landfill Permits. If you have questions about a specific landfill, please contact the department’s Waste Management Program.
*Also available is a list of Missouri facilities currently operating as solid waste processing facilities.