NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY REGION B DISTRICT GRANTS
The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District - 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 district's 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 District's grants committee will review and rank applications
to be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for final
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 downloaded
Please contact Region B Project Manager Ann
Hamilton for more information or assistance with project development.
The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District - Region B votes
unanimously to take an official position opposing Senate Bill 13
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
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
State Senators and Representatives regarding this issue.
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.
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.
The latest Solid Waste District Grant
Application Form is now available as a pdf. Click the link to
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.
NMSWMD Subgrant Recipent
Information and Forms
Terms and Conditions
CSR 80 Chapter 9 SWMF
Revised Statutes Chapter 260
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.
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,
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.