Several trucks loading and unloading waste inside an operating transfer station

The department regulates and oversees facilities that process wastes, which are issued Solid Waste Processing Facility Permits to perform the following activities:

  • Transferring waste from one container, vessel or vehicle to another
  • Consolidating individual waste loads in preparation for transport to a landfill
  • Separating the waste for recycling or disposal
  • Recovering or salvaging specific items from the waste for sale or re-use
  • Treating waste to kill pathogens in the waste, such as bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms, that may pose a threat to public health
  • Incinerating waste for disposal or to produce energy

Some facilities or operations may be allowed an exemption to operate without a solid waste processing facility permit. Waste processing that salvages materials, sorts out items for re-use and does not generate waste to go to a landfill may not require a permit. These material processing operations must not cause any public health or environmental problems to retain its permit-exempt status. To learn more about whether an activity requires a solid waste processing facility permit, visit Activities Potentially Exempt from Solid Waste Regulations.

Listed below are the categories of permitted solid waste processing facilities. Under each processing facility category is general information about the category and a list of facilities within that category currently operating in Missouri. There are currently no solid waste incinerators or compost facilities required to operate under a solid waste processing facility permit at this time. To view an interactive map of all permitted solid waste processing facilities 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 or operate a solid waste processing facility, visit Solid Waste Processing Facility Permits. If you have questions about a specific processing facility, please contact the department's Waste Management Program.

*Also available is a list of Missouri facilities currently operating as solid waste landfills.

Transfer Stations

Transfer stations are facilities where solid waste is unloaded directly from trash collection containers into a different collection or transport container, or the solid waste is briefly stored within the facility until it is placed in a different collection or transport container for transporting to a permitted disposal facility. By combining the loads of several small waste collection trucks into a single large tractor trailer for transporting, the number of trips to and from disposal sites is reduced and money is saved on transportation costs. For more information about these facilities, review Missouri Solid Waste Transfer Stations - PUB2152.

The transfer stations currently operating in Missouri are listed below, sorted by the county in which they operate. You can "click" on the facility's name to open an interactive map with more information about the transfer station. 

Operating Transfer Stations
Processing Facility City County
American Disposal & Recycling Transfer Station Tarkio Atchison
Love’s LLC Transfer Station Martinsburg Audrain
RW Container Transfer Station Cameron Caldwell
M.S. Inc. Transfer Station Osage Beach Camden
Cape Girardeau Transfer Station Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
Jackson Solid Waste Transfer Station Jackson Cape Girardeau
Roll-Off Service Transfer Station Harrisonville Cass
Town and Country Disposal Solid Waste Transfer Station Harrisonville Cass
El Dorado Springs Transfer Station El Dorado Springs Cedar
M & W Hauling Inc. Transfer Station Eugene Cole
City of Boonville Solid Waste Transfer Station Boonville Cooper
Springfield Relay Systems Transfer Station Springfield Greene
Waste Corp. of Missouri-Springfield Transfer Station Springfield Greene
Rapid Removal Transfer Station LLC Trenton Grundy
Bethany Transfer Station Bethany Harrison
Clinton Municipal Transfer Station Clinton Henry
Golden Valley Environmental LLC Solid Waste Processing Facility Clinton Henry
West Plains Solid Waste Transfer Station West Plains Howell
Recycle Transfer Center Inc. Waste Transfer Station Buckner Jackson
HazMat Inc. Kansas City Jackson
Mark II Transfer Station Kansas City Jackson
River Bend Recovery Park LLC River Bend Jackson
Solvent Recovery LLC Transfer Station Kansas City Jackson
Waste Corp. of Missouri-Joplin Transfer Station Joplin Jasper
Jefferson County Transfer Station DeSoto Jefferson
Kimmswick Transfer Station Kimmswick Jefferson
Meramec Transfer Station Arnold Jefferson
Mid America Roll-Off & Transfer Processing Facility Phillipsburg Laclede
Waste Corp. of Missouri-Ozarks Transfer Station Lebanon Laclede
Waste Corp. of Missouri-Verona Transfer Station Verona Lawrence
Meridian Waste Missouri LLC-Winfield Transfer Winfield Lincoln
Chillicothe Transfer Station Chillicothe Livingston
Fredericktown Transfer Station Fredricktown Madison
F&J Disposal LLC Transfer Station Gravois Mills Morgan
Sonny’s Solid Waste Service Inc. Transfer Station Sikeston New Madrid
Neosho Solid Waste Transfer Station Neosho Newton
City of Maryville Solid Waste Transfer Station Maryville Nodaway
Hwy 136 Transfer Station Maryville Nodaway
Pemiscot County Transfer Station Hayti Pemiscot
Perry County Solid Waste Transfer Station Perryville Perry
Phelps County Transfer Station Rolla Phelps
City of St. Robert Regional Transfer Facility St. Robert Pulaski
Moberly Transfer Station Moberly Randolph
Meridian Waste Missouri LLC-Foristell Transfer Station Foristell St. Charles
City of O’Fallon Regional Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center  O’Fallon St. Charles
St. Francois County Solid Waste Transfer Station Park Hills St. Francois
Bridgeton Transfer Station LLC  Bridgeton St. Louis
FW Disposal LLC Transfer Station Valley Park St. Louis
University City Refuse Transfer Station University City St. Louis
St. Louis Solid Waste Processing Facility  St. Louis St. Louis City
St. Louis Waste Transfer St. Louis St. Louis City
Waste Management of Missouri Inc. South City Transfer Facility St. Louis St. Louis City
CWI of Missouri Inc. Transfer Station Ste. Genevieve Ste. Genevieve
WCA-Marshall Transfer Station Marshall Saline
Missouri Disposal Services Transfer Station Reeds Spring Stone
Taney County Transfer Station Branson Taney
CWI-Potosi Transfer Station Cadet Washington

Material Recovery

Material recovery facilities are facilities where materials are received and sorted to allow recyclable or recoverable materials to be removed from the waste stream. These materials may be recycled, reused, composted or processed through other methods, preparing it for reuse or generating a new product from the processed material. The materials are then transported to buyers for remanufacturing, sold for beneficial use or kept by the facility for beneficial use.

If the material that comes into the recovery facility is source-separated material that may all be reused, recycled or processed into different or new products, and no waste is produced during the material processing in the facility, the facility may be allowed an exemption to operate without a solid waste processing facility permit. However, if waste materials are mixed with the materials that come into the recovery facility to be processed for reuse, recycling or other processing, or waste is produced by the facility during the material processing, then the facility must operate with a solid waste processing facility permit.

The material recovery facilities currently operating in Missouri are listed below, sorted by the county in which they operate. You can "click" on the facility's name to open an interactive map with more information about the material recovery facility. 

Operating Material Recovery Facilities
Processing Facility City County
Material Recovery and Transfer Station LLC Kansas City Jackson
WCA-Kansas City Transfer LLC Kansas City Jackson
INC Environmental Recycling LLC Waste Processing Facility O'Fallon St. Charles
St. Peters Central Materials Processing Facility St. Peters St. Charles
Meramec Valley Transfer Station Valley Park  St. Louis

Infectious Waste

These types of processing facilities accept infectious waste to either transfer it from smaller trucks into larger tractor trailers for transporting to a permitted disposal facility or to process the waste, treating the material so that it is no longer infectious. In Missouri, infectious waste is a defined as a waste that contains strong and numerous pathogens that if someone comes in contact with it, that person could get an infectious disease from it. For more information about infectious waste, review Infectious Waste Management

The infectious waste processing facilities currently operating in Missouri are listed below, sorted by the county in which they operate. You can "click" on the facility's name to open an interactive map with more information about the infectious waste processing facility. For a list of companies or individuals who have obtained a license to transport infectious waste in Missouri, visit Hazardous Waste and Infectious Waste Transporters.

Operating Infectious Waste Facilities
Processing Facility County Permit Number
MedAssure Heartland LLC Infectious Waste Transfer Station         Boonville Cooper
Stericycle Inc. Infectious Waste Transfer Station Springfield Greene
Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC Louisiana Pike
Stericycle-St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis City