How waste is managed and disposed affects the air, water and land and the humans, plants and animals that rely on them. The department works with businesses, industry, governments and citizens to safely handle and dispose their waste. When contamination occurs, the department performs and oversees the environmental investigation and cleanup activities at the sites. Learn more about what the department is doing to reduce waste and pollution and protect the health of Missouri's citizens, visitors, wildlife and the environment. 

Citizens Guide to Waste-Related Rules and Regulations
Federal and state regulations written to address waste and recycling
Citizens Guide to Waste-Related Permits, Licenses and Registrations
Permits specify how facilities must operate, monitor and report
Waste and Recycling Financial Assistance Opportunities
Funding for Brownfields redevelopment, scrap tire cleanup/ reuse, waste cleanup
What’s In Your Neighborhood – E-Start
Interactive map of hazardous sites and regulated facilities in your neighborhood
Missouri Solid Waste Management Map
Interactive map-permitted scrap tire and solid waste processing facilities and landfills
Studies and Reports
Waste composition/characterization, tires – chip seal, crumb rubber, closed landfills
Business Guidance and Technical Assistance
Information and resources to help your business stay in compliance
Public Guidance and Assistance
Resources to help the public prevent pollution and understand our cleanup processes
Public Involvement
Learn how to have an active role in the department’s decision-making processes
Events, Collections and Trainings
Find a waste collection, recycling event or training near you
Public Notices
Provide input on draft permits, plans or rules on public notice
Success Stories
What we're doing with businesses and communities to reduce waste and pollution
Find a meeting, hearing or event near you
Document Search
Search all department documents in one location for easy access
Laws, Rules and Regulations
State and federal rules governing hazardous and solid waste; rules in development