Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District

The OHRD service region consists of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster counties in Southwest Missouri.  The District has a 2010 Census population of 436,712 which is an increase of 15.6% from the 2000 Census. The district covers an area of 3,015 square miles and has twenty-seven incorporated cities with a population of over 500.

 

Formation and Funding of District 


Missouri Solid Waste Management District O (OHRD) was officially recognized by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in May 1992.  In July and August of that year, the District received two checks from MDNR totaling $90,000.00.  This was in accordance with Missouri Rule 10CSR 80-9:010 which is the Rule for Planning and Organization Grants from the MDNR Solid Waste Management Fund.  This was the initial funding for the District.  Since that time, OHRD applied for, and received, MDNR Administrative Grants of $20,000 each year through 2004, which was the maximum allowed.  Beginning in 2000, OHRD began to receive “Plan Implementation Grants” to supplement the $20,000.00 Administrative Grants.

Since inception in 1992, OHRD has received a total of approximately $4,627,514 from MDNR.   OHRD has received $1,440,370 for administration and plan implementation.  68.8% ($3,183,143) has been awarded as District Grants through January 1, 2017. 
 
Each local Waste District is given an annual appropriation for District Grants from MDNR.  From the inception of the solid waste districts through August 27, 2005, each district’s annual appropriation was based 100% on a percentage of tipping fees collected at landfills, or transfer stations for solid waste exported to other states, with a minimum appropriation of $45,000.  OHRD’s appropriation was determined by tipping fees collected at the Springfield Landfill.  Senate Bill 225 changed this formula, effective August 28, 2005.  The formula is now based both upon tipping fees collected in the district (60%) and district population (40%).  The statewide tipping fee is $2.07 per ton. 
 
In 2009, the City of Springfield entered into an agreement with the District’s two largest waste haulers which significantly increased Springfield Landfill tonnage:  this resulted in a subsequent increase the District’s annual appropriation from $90,000 per year to approximately $300,000 per year.  In 2016, the Springfield Landfill accepted 254,806 tons.

Executive Board 

OHRD is governed by an Executive Board whose composition and duties are defined in the OHRD Rules of Procedure which were adopted April 27, 1993, and last modified May 18, 2007.  Greene County, because of its population, is represented by two board members, and the remaining four counties each have one board member.  In 1996, the City of Springfield joined OHRD and has two representatives on the board.  The Executive Board’s present members and alternates are City Council members (City of Springfield) and County Commissioners from each of the five counties.  Jim Bresee, Greene County Director of Resource Management, served as the Chairperson of OHRD from the District’s formation in 1992 until he retired in June 2000.  Timothy Smith, Deputy City Manager, Springfield, and former Greene County Administrator, has served as the District Chairperson from June 2000 - 2017.  Both Mr. Bresee and Mr. Smith devoted many hours to OHRD, including attending monthly Missouri Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) meetings in Jefferson City, preparing the agenda and chairing monthly Executive Board meetings, supervising staff, and overseeing all OHRD programs and services.  Erick Roberts, Superintendent of Solid Waste for the City of Springfield currently serves as Chairperson.

Executive Board Meetings 

The Executive Board meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday.  The Board has developed a Mission Statement and Goals.  Each year, Program Objectives are set for each Goal.  An Annual Report is prepared by staff and presented to the Executive Board each year.  The District also prepares a Line Item Budget each year, which is submitted to the Executive Board for approval.  The Executive Board approves grant awards each year based on the recommendations of the Grant Evaluation Committee.

 
 

Advisory Council 

The Advisory Council was formed in 2017 and meets quarterly.  Barbara Lucks serves as the Advisory Council Chairperson.  The Advisory Council is made up of representatives from each county.  These representatives will be members of the recycling industry, the solid waste industry and independent citizens.

Staffing

Angie Snyder, Planner. The OHRD office is in the Historic Greene County Courthouse at 940 N Boonville, Springfield, MO.  Greene County provides the OHRD office space and utilities at no cost to OHRD.  OHRD staff is responsible for administering the grant program.  Staff is also available to provide solid waste and recycling assistance for citizens and local entities. 

 

Grant Program 


Missouri Solid Waste Management District O (OHRD) was officially recognized by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in May 1992.  In July and August of that year, the District received two checks from MDNR totaling $90,000.00.  This was in accordance with Missouri Rule 10CSR 80-9:010 which is the Rule for Planning and Organization Grants from the MDNR Solid Waste Management Fund.  This was the initial funding for the District.  Since that time, OHRD applied for, and received, MDNR Administrative Grants of $20,000 each year through 2004, which was the maximum allowed.  Beginning in 2000, OHRD began to receive “Plan Implementation Grants” to supplement the $20,000.00 Administrative Grants.

Since inception in 1992, OHRD has received a total of approximately $4,627,514 from MDNR.   OHRD has received $1,440,370 for administration and plan implementation.  68.8% ($3,183,143) has been awarded as District Grants through January 1, 2017. 
 
Each local Waste District is given an annual appropriation for District Grants from MDNR.  From the inception of the solid waste districts through August 27, 2005, each district’s annual appropriation was based 100% on a percentage of tipping fees collected at landfills, or transfer stations for solid waste exported to other states, with a minimum appropriation of $45,000.  OHRD’s appropriation was determined by tipping fees collected at the Springfield Landfill.  Senate Bill 225 changed this formula, effective August 28, 2005.  The formula is now based both upon tipping fees collected in the district (60%) and district population (40%).  The statewide tipping fee is $2.07 per ton. 
 
In 2009, the City of Springfield entered into an agreement with the District’s two largest waste haulers which significantly increased Springfield Landfill tonnage:  this resulted in a subsequent increase the District’s annual appropriation from $90,000 per year to approximately $300,000 per year.  In 2016, the Springfield Landfill accepted 254,806 tons.

 

Contact

940 N Boonville

3rd Floor

Springfield, MO 65802

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

PHONE  (417) 868-4197

FAX  (417) 829-6260