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Grant Applications

Since 1996, the Solid Waste Management Program has provided grants to help fund innovative and sustainable programs to improve waste diversion in St. Louis County. The grant program is open to any municipality, public institution, not-for-profit organization, or business. The grant project must occur in St. Louis County. Funding for the grant program comes from St. Louis County voter-approved landfill surcharge fees.

The 2017 grant round is open through March 17, 2017. Please read grant instructions completely before completing the application.


Brentwood Middle School - will start a composting program to reduce waste sent to the landfill by 20%.

The City of Florissant - will implement an outreach campaign to improve residential recycling.

The Green Business Challenge - will use grant funding to cover certification fees for St. Louis County businesses who participate in the challenge.

Operation Food Search - will purchase tablets for food pantries to streamline and replace paper receipt and reporting processes for food donations.

St. Louis Recycling and Waste - will purchase recycling carts to increase multi-family and commercial recycling in the Fenton area.

St. Louis HELP - will purchase advertising for their annual events that collect used home medical equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers and crutches. This equipment is distributed at no cost to the uninsured and underinsured.

The St. Louis Teacher Recycling Center - will open a new “POD” in University City and hold teacher workshops. A POD is a location where teachers can pick up industrial scrap materials that would have been landfilled but are repurposed for use in art, math, and play.

Total Organics - will do promote the composting of food waste and sponsor a community food waste collection service at the Ferguson Farmer’s Market.

W. W. Keysor Elementary School in Kirkwood - will expand their school composting program.

Please direct questions about the grant program to Mike Viles at 314-615-4032 or [email protected].

Past Grant Recipients