The Missouri Solid Waste Management Law and regulations require owners and operators of certain solid waste facilities to meet certain financial assurance and liability requirements. This ensures there will be enough funds set aside to close the facility and monitor during any required post-closure period, if needed. These funds must be available until all closure, post-closure care and potential corrective action activities are complete and the department notifies the facility owner or operator that financial assurance is no longer required.

Financial assurance instruments (FAIs) are the actual mechanisms used to demonstrate the facility meets the financial assurance requirements. FAIs include securities such as cash, surety bonds, letters of credit, secured trust funds, etc. The FAI amount required to be provided depends on the location, size, design and type of facility.

Disposal Areas

Missouri Revised Statues, section 260.226, RSMo requires the solid waste disposal area permittee to provide an FAI "...in such amount and form as prescribed by the department..." to ensure there are enough funds set aside to complete the approved closure plan when operations stop. Section 260.227, RSMo requires the permittee to provide an FAI "...in such amount and form as prescribed by the department..." to ensure there are enough funds set aside to implement the post-closure plan. 

FAIs are submitted by the landfill permit applicant. A municipality or county may satisfy the requirement by signing a contract of obligation. The landfill permit applicant specifies the FAI amount in the cost estimates submitted with the closure and post-closure plans. The amount of an FAI to be provided depends on the location, size, design and type of landfill. Listed below are worksheets the permit applicant may use to determine the FAI amounts.

The proposed FAI(s) is submitted to the department with the application for a construction permit. Proposed FAIs must be approved by the department and the Missouri Attorney General. Each year the landfill owner/ operator is required to make adjustments to the FAI, based on the inflation rate for the preceding year. Adjustments may also be required for some permit modifications and for other changes in the plans.  For more information, please refer to the Annual Updates tab above.

Scrap Tire Processors

Missouri Revised Statues, section 260.275, RSMo, requires most operators of scrap tire sites or processing facilities to provide an FAI "...in such an amount and form as prescribed by the department.." to ensure there are enough funds set aside to complete the approved closure plan when facility operations stop or if the facility is abandoned. If scrap tires are collected at a solid waste disposal area, the closure FAI filed for the solid waste disposal area may be applied.

The scrap tire processing facility permit applicant submits the proposed FAI(s) to the department with the permit application. The amount of the FAI is based on the current costs of similar cleanups, using data from actual scrap tire cleanup project bids received by the department to cleanup scrap tire sites of similar size. Proposed FAIs must be approved by the department. 

Any interest that accrues to any FAI remains with that instrument and is applied against the operator's obligation. Each year the facility owner/ operator is required to make adjustments to the FAI, based on the inflation rate for the preceding year. Adjustments may also be required for some permit modifications and for other changes in the closure plan.  For more information, please refer to the Annual Updates tab above.

Annual Updates

Each year, all Missouri sanitary landfills are required to submit adjusted closure and post-closure care cost estimates to the department. Demolition landfills and waste tire sites are also required to submit adjusted closure care cost estimates to the department each year. The cost estimate calculations provide detailed information on how to project the current dollar amount for a facility's FAI. Adjusting the cost estimates and updating FAIs demonstrates the facility’s financial responsibility for closure and, in the case of sanitary landfills, post-closure care.

Submittal Date

In Missouri, the permit anniversary date is the scheduled date for submitting the annual FAI update, except for facilities with trust funds or escrow accounts. The submittal date for those FAIs is related to the specific date for making annual contributions to the fund, as outlined within the approved closure and post-closure plan. The department recommends each owner/ operator set a specific date on their calendars to submit the adjusted cost estimates and FAI updates. Failure to submit an adjusted cost estimate or make the required annual contributions to the trust fund or escrow account violates Code of State Regulations, 10 CSR 80-2.030(4)(B)3 for sanitary and demolition landfills. Financial assurance provisions for scrap tires are located at 10 CSR 80-8.050(7).

In addition to the department, the owner/ operator should also submit the cost estimate updates to the trustee for trust funds and escrow accounts, the corporate accountant for financial test and corporate guarantees, the bank officer for letters of credit, or the agent for all bonds and insurance policies and the signatory agent for contract of obligations.

Adjustment Calculations

Annual adjustments to the FAI are based on the inflation rate for the preceding year.  Any changes to your cost estimates due to modifying your permit or changing the closure or post-closure plans should be identified in the annual update. When calculating the annual inflationary update for FAIs, the owner/ operator will need to use the current Implicit Price Deflator (IPD). Please refer to the IPD tab above.

Current IPD

When calculating the annual inflationary update for FAIs, the owner/ operator will need to use the current Implicit Price Deflator (IPD). The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes the IPD for the gross domestic product in the National Income and Product Accounts Table 1.1.9. The U.S. Department of Commerce revises the IPD for the gross domestic product monthly. This webpage will be updated following the new release.

Current Implicit Price Deflator*
Quarter/Year IPD
3rd Quarter 2021 119.051
3rd Quarter 2020 113.888
3rd Quarter 2004 85.112

*These numbers may be used through Nov. 24, 2021.

For yearly updates, divide the current year by the previous year. For cost estimate updates, divide the current year by the 2004 number.

FAI Forms

Facility Amounts

Last updated: June 30, 2021

Permitted Solid Waste Facility Financial Assurance Instruments

Name County Permit # Closure Amount Post-Closure Amount Corrective Action Amount Perpetual Leachate Fund
3M Nevada Missouri Vernon 0721701 $3,072,306 $2,608,583 $0 $0
AECI/ New Madrid Landfill New Madrid 0914301 $13,833,149 $1,270,016 $0 $0
Ameren UE-Labadie Franklin 0907101 $2,995,620 $2,190,410 $0 $0
Ameren UE-Sioux Utility Waste Landfill St. Charles 918301 $14,805,583 $1,080,791 $0 $0
Amoco/ BP/ Sugar Creek Jackson 0709504 $39,128 $0 $0 $0
Atchinson County Sanitary Landfill Atchison 0100501 $0 $284,832 $0 $0
Autoshred Inc. Landfill/ Johnson County Johnson 0110104 $0 $82,320 $0 $0
Backridge Landfill Lewis 0111105, 0111106 $3,372,494 $4,312,365 $0 $0
Black Oak Recycling & Disposal Facility Wright 0122903, 0122904, 0122905 $7,808,933 $6,441,357 $0 $0
Bollinger County Sanitary Landfill Bollinger 0101702 $0 $13,510 $0 $0
Boonville, City of, Sanitary Landfill Cooper 0105302 $0 $133,224 $0 $0
Bridgeton Landfill LLC (Corrective Action) St. Louis 0118912 $2,079,877 $18,829,372 $697,053 $4,403,679
Butler County Landfill LLC Butler 0102302 $0 $3,631,110 $0 $0
Cameron Sanitary Landfill DeKalb 0106301 $0 $12,712 $0 $0
Cape Girardeau, City of, Sanitary Landfill Cape Girardeau 0103101 $0 $1,083,768 $0 $0
Cass County Transfer Station Cass 0403704 $140,000 $0 $0 $0
Central Missouri Landfill Pettis  0115905, 0115906, 0115908, 0115909 $1,100,339 $5,998,632 $0 $0
Centralia, City of, Sanitary Landfill Boone 0101906 $0 $95,959 $0 $0
Centropolis/ Hamilton Sanitary Landfill Jackson 0109508 $614,983 $0 $0 $0
Champ/ IESI MO Landfill St. Louis 0118917 $16,705,215 $6,101,778 $0 $540,000
City of Utilities of Springfield-James River Power Station Greene 0707705 $638,000 $0 $0 $0
City of Utilities of Springfield-John Twitty Enerty Center Greene 0707702 $683,000 $0 $0 $0
Columbia, City of, Sanitary Landfill Boone 0101908, 0112640 $6,704,093 $4,441,555 $0 $0
Courtney Ridge Landfill Jackson 0109521 $10,766,173 $5,412,394 $0 $0
Crawford County Sanitary Landfill Crawford 0105501 $0 $39,304 $0 $0
Doniphan Sanitary Landfill Ripley 0118102 $0 $25,784 $0 $0
Eagle Ridge Landfill Pike 0116304 $3,965,929 $3,934,865 $0 $0
Ellis-Scott Landfill Henry 0108306 $0 $2,853,320 $0 $0
Evergy Metro/ KCP&L-Iatan Station Utility WL Jackson 0916501 $7,470,853 $0 $0 $0
Evergy Metro / KCP&L-Hawthorne Station Utility WL Jackson 1209501 $8,015,604 $0 $0 $0
Evergy Metro / KCP&L-Montrose Station Special WL Henry 0708305 $2,469,241 $0 $0 $0
Evergy Metro / KCP&L-Sibley Station SWL Jackson 0709505 $2,539,527 $0 $0 $0
Farmers Landfill Livingston 0111704 $0 $1,086,400 $0 $0
Fredericktown, City of, Sanitary Landfill Madison 0112302, 0112303 $51,598 $273,863 $0 $0
Fulton, City of, Sanitary Landfill Callaway 0102701, 0102703 $1,486,021 $3,339,475 $0 $0
Gentry County Sanitary Landfill Gentry 0107501 $0 $8,218 $0 $0
Hannibal, City of, Sanitary Landfill Ralls 0117301, 0117303 $0 $211,272 $0 $0
Hermann, City of, Sanitary Landfill Gasconade  0107306 $0 $48,648 $0 $0
Jackson Sanitary Landfill Cape Girardeau 0103102 $0 $67,419 $0 $0
Jefferson City Landfill Cole 0105105, 0105106 $5,505,461 $7,982,950 $0 $0
Joplin Transfer Station Jasper 0109701, 0209701 $63,050 $370,201 $0 $0
Kahle RDF Landfill #7 Gasconade   0107312 $0 $1,523,385 $0 $0
Kirksville Sanitary Landfill Adair 0100102 $0 $9,505 $0 $0
Lamar Sanitary Landfill Barton 0101103 $0 $1,587,817 $0 $0
Lee's Summit, City of, Sanitary Landfill Jackson 0109520 $5,066,540 $5,204,060 $0 $0
Lemons West Sanitary Landfill Stoddard 0120707 $0 $335,587 $0 $0
Lemon's Landfill LLC Stoddard 0120708, 0120710 $8,875,725 $6,006,548 $0 $0
M & W Hauling Inc. Transfer Station Cole 0405102 $173,353 $0 $0 $0
Maple Hill Landfill Inc. Macon 0112107 $4,951,567 $5,338,884 $0 $0
Mark II Transfer Station Jackson 1/0/1900 $0 $0 $0 $434,644
Marshall Transfer Station Saline 0119502 $0 $408,490 $0 $0
Maryville, City of, Sanitary Landfill Nodaway 0114702 $0 $1,666,925 $0 $0
Menefee Sanitary Landfill Pettis  0115907 $31,688 $0 $0 $0
Mexico, City of, Sanitary Landfill Audrain 0100703 $0 $110,210 $0 $0
Midwest Landfill Corp. Franklin 0107112 $0 $316,896 $0 $0
Mississippi County Sanitary Landfill Mississippi 0120102 $0 $170,999 $0 $0
Missouri Pass Landfill St. Louis 0118914 $0 $1,248,038 $0 $0
Moberly, City of, Sanitary Landfill Randolph 0117504 $0 $2,055,797 $0 $0
Montgomery, City of, Sanitary Landfill Montgomery 0113901 $0 $161,352 $0 $0
MS Inc. (formerly Modern Sanitation Inc.) Camden 0102901 $0 $145,468 $0 $0
National Refractories & Minerals Audrain 0100706 $0 $52,844 $0 $0
Nevada, City of, Sanitary Landfill Vernon 0121703 $0 $223,407 $0 $0
Newton-McDonald County Landfill Newton 0114501 $0 $181,774 $0 $0
Northside Sanitary Landfill Franklin 0107113 $0 $1,777,084 $0 $0
Pemiscot County Sanitary Landfill Pemiscot 0115502 $0 $139,422 $0 $0
Perry County Sanitary Landfill Perry 0115701 $0 $487,347 $0 $0
Phelps County Sanitary Landfill Phelps 0116106 $0 $121,660 $0 $0
Pink Hill Acres Jackson 0209507 $1,566,763 $0 $0 $0
Platt County Landfill Platte 0116502 $0 $99,235 $0 $0
Prairie Valley Disposal Inc. Crawford 0105503 $3,536,362 $7,593,775 $0 $0
Prairie View Landfill Barton 0101104 $8,530,582 $7,386,867 $0 $0
MSD/ Prospect Hill-St Louis St. Louis County 0718905 $0 $874,450 $0 $0
Rapid Removal Grundy 0407901 $262,134 $0 $0 $0
Renfro Sanitary Landfill Stone 0120902, 0120903 $0 $16,668 $0 $0
River Bend Recycling & Transfer Jackson 0409506 $0 $125,000 $0 $0
Rock Hill Quarries Demolition Landfill St. Louis County 0218904 $725,900 $0 $0 $0
Rumble I Jackson 0109518 $0 $424,764 $0 $0
Rumble II  Jackson 0109519 $0 $1,713,735 $0 $0
St Francois County St. Francois 0118701 $0 $258,015 $0 $0
St Joseph Landfill Buchanan 7/19/2179 $7,258,970 $8,025,644 $0 $0
St Jude Industrial Park Landfill New Madrid 0114302 $0 $137,996 $0 $0
Salem, City of, Sanitary Landfill Dent 0106501 $0 $419,130 $0 $0
Savannah, City of, Sanitary Landfill Andrew 0100303 $4,222 $53,963 $0 $0
Schroder Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill Lewis 0111103 $0 $11,804 $0 $0
Scott County Sanitary Landfill Scott 0120101 $0 $358,254 $0 $0
Show-Me Regional Landfill Johnson 0110105 $4,100,880 $2,091,224 $0 $0
Southeast Landfill LLC Jackson 0109515 $0 $3,328,130 $0 $0
Springfield Transfer Station Greene 11/17/2194 $9,926,884 $5,402,095 $0 $0
T & C Sanitary Landfill Wright 0110901, 0110902, 0110903 $0 $81,587 $0 $0
Timber Ridge Sanitary Landfill/ IESI Washington  0122103 $5,308,897 $6,249,016 $0 $0
Veolia-Oak Ridge Landfill Iron 0118911 $0 $4,908,090 $0 $0
Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC St. Louis 0816301 $120,000 $0 $0 $0
Viburnum City Sanitary Landfill Pike 0109302 $90,297 $147,668 $0 $0
Washington County Landfill Washington  0122101 $0 $829,460 $0 $0
Washington Municipal Landfill Franklin 0107110 $0 $403,994 $0 $0
Washington, City of, (Struckhoff) Sanitary Landfill Franklin 0107116 $4,266,798 $2,027,550 $0 $0
Webster County Landfill Webster 0122502 $0 $11,838 $0 $0
Welston Sanitary Landfill Bates 0101301 $0 $125,000 $0 $0
West Plains, City of, Sanitary Landfill Howell 0109102 $0 $149,809 $0 $0
Willow Springs Sanitary Landfill Howell 0109101 $0 $278,819 $0 $0
Zeigenbein Pulaski 0116908 $0 $92,207 $0 $0
     TOTAL $181,723,739 $167,165,693 $697,053 $5,378,323
      ($181,723,739) ($167,165,693) ($697,053) ($5,378,323)
      $0 $0 $0 $0
      $181,723,739 $167,165,693 $697,053 $5,378,323