NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: REGION B DISTRICT GRANTS 03/17/2014

The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Ė Region B has begun the process of accepting applications for district waste reduction and recycling grant projects within the 11 county Green Hills area. Tipping fees imposed on landfills and transfer stations within each districtís solid waste management region generates funds for these district grants. Grant proposals must address state and district goals, including waste reduction, reuse, education, recycling and composting projects. The Districtís grants committee will review and rank applications to be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for final approval. Completed application, along with any additional information about a specific project should be returned to the North Missouri Solid Waste District, 1104 Main St., Trenton, MO 64683. Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly. Applications may be requested by contacting the District office for an application packet at 660-359-5636 or they are available online at www.ghrpc.org on the home page. Please contact Region B Project Manager Ann Hamilton for more information or assistance with project development.

Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly. Click here to downlaod the Grant Application Form .
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The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District - Region B votes unanimously to take an official position opposing Senate Bill 13
(01/17/2013)

The bill, proposed by Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) would eliminate the 20 solid waste districts in the state and reduce disposal fees at landfills by the amount that is used by waste management districts for administration and operating costs. According to the bill, that would lower fees from $2.11 to $1.71 per ton at sanitary landfills and from $1.41 to $1.20 per ton at demolition landfills.

The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District (Region B) is the largest district consisting of 11 counties in north central Missouri including Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. Region B is a minimally-funded district receiving $95,000.00 per year. Region B uses 50% for district grants in the region and 50% for district operation, plan implementation, and hosting county collections.

The Region B's Board is made up of representatives of local city and county governments. The District board believes that SB13 will have a negative impact on waste reduction and recycling, which has many environmental benefits and improves the quality of life in our state. The Region B also believes that SB 13 would reduce the growth of recycling especially in rural Missouri.

With the elimination of the Districts, the local control of District funds would be eliminated and moved to Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). The local control of awarding grants to our cities, counties, non-profits and other organizations in our District would also be eliminated and moved to MDNR. With administration and plan implementation funds ($47,500.00), the District provides solid waste management planning to our 11 counties and the 75 cities and villages in our region. The district provides education and information on recycling, waste reduction, and composting; and provides technical assistance to citizens, schools, businesses, and local governments. The District also conducts recycling programs and special/banned items recycling events including household hazardous waste (paints, oils, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, etc), tires, appliances, batteries, and electronics. "Without the Solid Waste Districts, many of these items that are collected would wind up back in our road ditches where they use to go", said Carroll County Commissioner Nelson Heil, Chairman of the District Board.

Recycling has grown in Missouri because there are local districts established to implement programs tailored to meet local needs across the state. When the solid waste law was passed over 20 years ago, the intent was to place responsibility for solid waste planning and implementing of solid waste programs at the regional and local level.

You can read the full text of SB13 here.

The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District is available to provide any additional information needed, and is also available to discuss any of the issues presented in this response: Letter sent to Senator Schaefer Resolution 2013-1

Those who wish to support the Solid Waste Management Districts and the work that they do in their local communities are urged to contact their Missouri State Senators and Representatives regarding this issue.

 

 


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North Missouri Solid Waste Management District - Region B was formed in 1992 in conjunction with Senate Bill 530, which created 20 solid waste districts in Missouri. Region B is the largest district consisting of 11 counties in north central Missouri including Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. There are 21 member cities.

Recycling TrailerIn 2008 the District looked into leasing a building, so they could collect items and ship out full drums and pallets, instead of partial ones. In May of that year, the District leased a building from Green Hills Rural Development, Inc. This building has been a great asset to the District and allows the District to do more with waste diversion. Collections are held for four weeks in the spring and four weeks in the fall. The items collected can be shipped out in two loads, instead of 8 different times for each product collected. This cut supply costs and increased efficiency, saving time, reducing emissions, and reducing fuel surcharges.

In 2005, Region B received a grant from Missouri Department of Natural Resources to purchase and start a textile recycling program. This has been extremely successful. The trailer is moved throughout the District on a weekly basis. Textiles that are recycled include clothing, bedding, and shoes. The textiles are taken to Hope Haven Industries in Chillicothe, Missouri or High Hope in Milan, Missouri, for sorting. The Solid Waste District provides the trailer utilizing fees each city pays to participate in the textile program and the city which is hosting the trailer pays for the advertising. This program has diverted many tons of textiles from the landfill.


NMSWMD Subgrants

District B is the largest district in the state and is miniumally funded. The District is allowed to spend half of the annual budget on administration and plan implementation and the remaining half on subgrants awarded to cities and counties. Ann Hamilton, NMSWMD - Region B, works with subgrantees on their application, tasks, timelines, and on developing goals that the subgrantees want to accomplish if funded by the District.

The latest Solid Waste District Grant Application Form is now available as a pdf. Click the link to download.

 

NMSWMD Subgrant Recipent Information and Forms

General Terms and Conditions
10 CSR 80 Chapter 9 SWMF
Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 260
EVerify
Reimbursment Procedures
Logo Information

 

District Collections

District B uses grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources each year to collect banned items in our region. This service is a very beneficial for the environment. In a rural area a large amount of banned items are illegally dumped in ditches, creeks, or on personal property. Items that the Solid Waste District assists in collecting are tires, appliances, scrap metal, household hazardous waste, lead acid batteries, household batteries, and electronics. The District holds these collections throughout the region in the Spring and Fall.

Annual Tire CollectionDuring appliance collections, residents are encouraged to bring the following items: refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and air conditioners, for a fee of $5.00 per appliance. Scrap metals also included and such items as lawn mowers, swing sets, bicycles are accepted free of charge. The amount of scrap metal and appliances collected this year decreased because the price of scrap metal went up. Environmental Services of Iowa is the Districts contractor who picks up and recycles the collected appliances and scrap metal.

During tire collections, residents may bring four passenger tires per licensed driver free of charge, and each additional tire has a fee of $1.00. Tires over 36 inches have a fee of $4.00 each while tractor tires cost $10.00. These collections reduce the amount of tires being dumped into the environment. It is also creates a better environment for the community by reducing burning, mosquitoes, and bugs that dumped tires create. Mick Parkhurst of Eagleville, Missouri, is the Districts tire hauler who picks up and transports the tires to a recycling center.

The District collects household and rechargeable batteries at collections free of charge. The District also provides battery recycling buckets for household and rechargeable batteries that are located throughout the region. Residents may drop their batteries at the locations free of charge. The batteries are collected and sorted by the District. The batteries are packaged and to shipped to Battery Solutions for proper disposal.
In 2007, the District started collecting truck, tractor, and car batteries at every collection free of charge. These are taken to local battery recyclers in our District.

Household hazardous waste collections are conducted in each county every two years. This is a very popular collection, since people want to dispose of these materials in the proper manner. Items that we collect are latex paint, oil based paint, oil, household cleaners, furniture polish, floor wax, antifreeze, brake fluid, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, paint thinner, paint strippers, varnish, etc.

Oil based and latex paint, as well as used oil is packaged into 55-gallon drums for shipment. The collections held this year produced 17 - 55 gallon drums of household hazardous waste. Pictured above are drums ready for shipment. Paint which is still in usable condition is taken back to the warehouse where people may have it to use free of charge.

These collections help to keep the environment clean and diverts toxin from the landfills.