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