We are a Solid Waste Management District created as part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program.
Our District includes the counties of Greene, Christian, Webster, Dallas, and Polk in Southwest Missouri.
We are funded through landfill tipping fees.
Once the money is collected by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, it is divided and allocated back to all 20 districts. We put out a call
for grants once a year and select projects for funding that meet our goals of diverting reusable materials from landfills.
The goal of our program is to reduce the amount
of materials entering our landfills by supporting projects that recycle or reuse materials. We achieve this goal by awarding grant funds to local organizations and businesses to create and expand recycling and reuse projects in our five county area.