Each year the department offers several waste-related grants and other financial assistance to help develop new scrap tire markets, encourage recycling and support community-based waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling projects in Missouri. Through Missouri's 20 solid waste management districts, grants are available to local governments, small and large businesses, schools, sheltered workshops and individuals for reducing waste, reuse, recycling, composting and education, with landfill waste reduction being the ultimate goal. Financial assistance is also available to reimburse non-profit organizations for disposal costs for scrap tires collected during voluntary cleanups.

Through partnering agencies, there are also loans, sub-grants and other financial incentives available to assist with cleaning up and redeveloping Brownfields properties and petroleum contaminated properties. Learn more about how to apply for these funds, and help the department protect the health of Missouri's citizens, visitors, wildlife and the environment.

*Solid waste management districts looking for forms, worksheets and instructions for your grants, visit Solid Waste Management District Grants.

Solid Waste Management District Grants
Contact your local district to learn more about available recycle and reuse grants
Scrap Tire Cleanup by Nonprofit Groups
Reimbursement for disposal costs for scrap tires collected during voluntary cleanups
Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants
Grants to develop scrap tire markets or encourage reuse in creating new products
Missouri Market Development Program (EIERA)
Incentives for developing markets for recovered materials and recycled content products
Petroleum Storage Tank Cleanup Assistance (PSTIF)
Funding for cleanup costs for properties contaminated by leaking petroleum storage tanks
Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Cost Recovery
Reimbursement of actual costs incurred in responding to a hazardous substance emergency
Brownfields Assessments
Brownfields site-specific assessments at no cost to applicants
Missouri Brownfield Redevelopment Program (MoDNR and DED)
Tax credits for redeveloping and revitalizing "environmentally challenged" properties
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (EIERA)
Loans and sub-grants to cleanup petroleum/ hazardous contaminated property