Last updated March 23, 2017

The purpose of the Waste Management Program is to ensure solid waste is managed in such a way that protects both public health and the environment. 

Operations Section

Administrative Functions

  • Development of financial reports regarding program expenditures.
  • Accounts payable/budget planning and tracking.
  • Computer information systems planning and maintenance.
  • Legislative and fiscal note coordination.

Financial Functions

  • Administration and oversight of district grants.
  • Administration and oversight of district administrative grants.
  • Administration and oversight of targeted grants/loans.
  • Development of financial reports regarding grants/loans.
  • Solid Waste Management Fund regulation development.
  • Financial technical assistance to Solid Waste Management Districts.
  • Workshops and training for Solid Waste Management District staff.

Planning Functions

  • Coordination of local and regional solid waste management planning.
  • Promote recycling, resource recovery and solid waste reduction.
  • Review, approve and track solid waste management plans.
  • Promote solid waste management alternatives.
  • Solid waste planning data management.
  • Solid waste planning regulation development.
  • Provide technical assistance to Solid Waste Management Districts.
  • State Solid Waste Management Plan development.
  • Promote recycling in state government.
  • Providing technical assistance to the public, legislators and others on recycling, waste reduction, composting and resource recovery.

Engineering Section

Permits Unit

  • Coordinate and hold solid waste permit hearings.
  • Provide oversight of groundwater monitoring tequirements for solid waste disposal areas.
  • Infectious waste regulation development.
  • Solid waste permit regulation development.
  • Permit condition compliance review.
  • Review and recommend approval of solid waste disposal area construction permit applications.
  • Review and recommend approval of solid waste processing facility construction permit applications.
  • Review and recommend approval of closure and post-closure plans for proposed solid waste disposal areas.
  • Review and approve financial assurance documents for proposed and existing solid waste disposal areas.
  • Review and recommend approval of requests for disposal area operating permits.
  • Review and approve requests for processing facility operating permits.
  • Provide technical assistance to the public, regulated community, legislators and others concerning permitting requirements.

Special Projects Unit

  • Coordinate geological evaluations of existing solid waste disposal areas.
  • Provide technical assistance concerning permit modifications and permit exemptions.
  • Review and approve closure and post-closure plans for existing solid waste disposal areas.
  • Review and approve closure of solid waste disposal areas.
  • Review and approve corrective (remedial) action plans for solid waste disposal areas.
  • Review and approve permit exemption requests.
  • Review and approve disposal area permit modification requests.
  • Review and approve processing facility permit modification requests.
  • Review and approve beneficial use and clean fill requests.

Compliance and Enforcement Section

Solid Waste Facilities Unit

  • Conduct civil investigations of violations at solid waste facilities.
  • Conduct civil investigations of illegal dumping violations.
  • Coordinate the development of quality assurance/quality control plans for the sampling of ground water monitoring wells at solid waste disposal areas.
  • Provide coordination, technical assistance and training for Regional Office's solid waste staff.
  • Initiate formal enforcement actions -- following through to resolution.
  • Tracking inspections and enforcement actions.
  • Conducting Landfill Operator Certification and Re-Certification Training.
  • Providing litigation support for the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Rulemaking development regarding enforcement.
  • Providing technical sssistance to the public, legislators and others regarding enforcement issues.
  • Geographic Information System efforts concerning solid waste facilities and illegal dumps.
  • Investigations of methane gas migrations from solid waste disposal areas.
  • Remedial Fund investigation and development.
  • Promote local solid waste enforcement.

Scrap Tires and Illegal Dumping Unit

  • Conduct enforcement against scrap tire dumps.
  • Review Missouri Department of Transportation scrap tire hauling permit applications for concurrence.
  • Review and approve applications for scrap tire processing facility/scrap tire site permits.
  • Administration and oversight of scrap tire grants.
  • Administration and oversight of contracts and memorandum of aggreements for scrap tire dump cleanups.
  • Review and approve requests for the beneficial use of scrap tires.
  • Rulemaking development regarding scrap tires.