The purpose of the Solid 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
  • Newspaper minimum recycled content tracking and reporting
  • Promote recycling and resource recovery of solid waste
  • 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
  • Promote solid waste reduction
  • 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 (QA/QC) 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 (GIS) 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 (MoDOT) 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