Solid Waste Management Program

Financial Assistance and Information

Child playing on playground funded through scrap tire surface material grant
Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants

During the 2009 legislative sessions, 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:

During Fiscal Year 2012, two Scrap Tire Surface Material Grant offerings were made for the cost and delivery of scrap tire surface material. The application process for the Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grant, available for playground projects only, is now closed. The application process for the Non-Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grant, available for running tracks, walking trails, equine/livestock stalls/riding area or similar types of projects, is also closed. Applications are currently being reviewed and evaluated to determine awards.

Grant applicants will be notified of award and a Financial Assistance Agreement will be made between the department and the grant recipient prior to commencement of the project.

Sheltered Workshop Recycling Grants

materials bundled for recyclingThe Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Sheltered Workshop Section and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Solid Waste Management Program worked ogether 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:

The Department of Natural Resources 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:

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

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

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 percent to the department and 61 percent 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