Child playing on playground funded through scrap tire surface material grant


Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants

2021 Scrap Tire Grant Opportunity
Application deadline: April 30, 2021

During the 2019 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly renewed a 50-cent scrap tire fee collected on the sale of new tires. Revenues generated from the scrap tire fee are deposited into the Scrap Tire Subaccount. According to statutory requirements, the scrap tire subaccount is then expended as follows:

  • Up to 50% for enforcement, permitting and inspection
  • Up to 45% for grants
  • Up to 5% for education

Sheltered Workshop Recycling Grants

materials bundled for recycling
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Sheltered Workshop Section and the department’s Waste Management Program worked together to award grants to Missouri sheltered workshops currently providing recycling services within their regions and local communities. The departments believe these grants will strengthen recycling efforts which retain or create jobs for Missourians and divert marketable materials from landfills to productive uses.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education made and administered the grant awards to:

  • NOCOMO Industries Inc., Maryville - $100,000
  • Boonslick Industries Inc., Boonville - $99,954
  • Cooperative Workshops Inc., Sedalia - $50,500
  • Oregon County Sheltered Workshop, Alton - $49,516

The department was able to provide these funds through a portion of the department’s share of the solid waste tonnage fees that are collected on each ton of solid waste entering a landfill or being transferred out of state through a transfer station.

Scrap Tire Cleanup by Non-Profit Groups
The department is authorized to reimburse fraternal, charitable or other nongovernmental non-profit organizations for disposal costs of scrap tires collected during voluntary cleanups of land and water resources. These monies only apply to disposal costs of the scrap tires; other wastes collected as part of these projects are not eligible for reimbursement. Find out more here.

Solid Waste Management District Grants
The department provides grant funding from solid waste tonnage fee collections to Missouri's 20 solid waste management districts to fund their operations and community-based waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling projects.  Local governments, small and large businesses, schools, sheltered workshops and individuals seek and may be awarded grants by their regional solid waste management district to support activities to remove materials from the waste stream and return them for beneficial reuse.

The solid waste management districts have been provided funding since 1992. Below are files containing the funds allocated to each of the districts since inception of the district grants program.

Or click below for more information about the solid waste management district near you.

Allocation of Solid Waste Tonnage Fees
Solid Waste Management Funds are allocated as detailed in 260.335.1 RSMo and as described below.

     Prior to any other action:

  • $800,000 per year ($200,000 per quarter) is made available to the Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority for the Missouri Market Development Program.
  • $200,000 per year is allocated to the twenty solid waste management districts receiving a reduction in funds due to the 2004 allocation formula change. 

     All remaining revenues deposited into the fund each fiscal year are allocated quarterly, as follows:

  • 39% of the remaining revenues are available to the department for solid waste operating costs. These department activities include:  Elimination of illegal solid waste disposal, identification and prosecution of persons disposing of solid waste illegally, conducting solid waste permitting activities, administering grants, and performing other duties as detailed in Sections 260.200 to 260.345 RSMo and Section 260.432 RSMo.
  • 61% of the revenues are provided to Solid Waste Management Districts (except any annual increases in the charge under Section 260.330 RSMo through Oct. 1, 2014, which shall be used solely to fund the operating costs of the department) for grants to cities, counties and Solid Waste Management Districts; for plan implementation; and for district operations.

     Additionally, the revenues allocated to the districts are divided based upon the following criteria:

  • 40% based on the population of each district in the latest decennial census.
  • 60% based on the amount of revenue generated within each district.

At fiscal year end, the department is allowed to retain up to one-fourth of the department's previous fiscal year expense; any remaining unencumbered funds at the department are reallocated based upon the above allocation methodology (i.e., 39% to the department and 61% to the districts).

Calendar Year Reported Solid Waste Tonnage

Solid Waste Tonnage Fee Collections

Tonnage fees used by the department to support its solid waste management activities and for allocation to the solid waste management districts are collected by permitted solid waste disposal areas and processing facilities in Missouri. Following is a list of the current tonnage rates:

Sanitary Landfills
$2.11 per ton or its volumetric equivalent for solid waste accepted at the landfill.

Construction and Demolition Waste
$1.40 per ton or its volumetric equivalent for solid waste accepted at the landfill.

Landfills and Transfer Stations
$2.11 per ton or its volumetric equivalent for solid waste transported out-of-state for disposal.