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.