OHRD’s primary service is the District Grant Program. 

OHRD awards grants annually for Solid Waste Reduction in the District’s five-county service region.  “Solid Waste Reduction” includes recycling, public education, and other programs that reduce solid waste generation.   Individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities may apply.  The grant call opens in the fall and the awards are made in the spring. 

2021 Grant Recipients


OHRD, Household Hazardous Waste Collection - $30,000.00

BedHead Mattress Recycling, Mattress Recycling Trucks & Containers - $33,060.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Textile Recycling: Donation Bin Expansion - $13,568.67

Christian County, Materials Receptacle Container Improvements - $8,099.40

Community Outreach Ministries, Recycle Bins - $13,415.40

Computer Recycling Center, Collection Truck - $41,760.00
EcoTire, Primary Shredder Upgrade - $26,100.00
Greenway Recycling, Inc, 8 Yard Loose OCC Collection - $36,540.00

Ozarks Family YMCA, Inc, Seymour YMCA Save the Food - $3,350.94

Service Recycling, Box Trailers for Collecting Recyclables - $41,238.00

Springfield Community Gardens, Diverting Farm Food Waste Into Prepackaged Meals - $40,077.87

Springfield Fire Department, Smoke Alarm Recycling Program - $2,500.00

Springfield Victory Mission, Warehouse Optimization - $41,210.68

2020 Grant Recipients


BedHead Mattress Recycling, Mattress & Carpet Recycling - $30,240.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Textile Recycling Home Pickup - $32,135.60

Christian County, Recycling Truck Replacement - $26,570.00

Community Outreach Ministries, Food Waste & Recycling Project - $27,720.00

Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Neighborhood Cleanup TV Recycling - $14,000.00
Curators of MU/Missouri S&T, Recycling Plastics into Concrete Pavement - $12,030.00
Downtown Springfield Association, Springfield Downtown Glass Recycling - $30,401.00
Fair Grove High School, Students Reducing Single Use Plastic Waste - $5,890.92
King's Food Pantry, Food Pantry  -  $4,540.00

Missouri State University, Special Event Recycling - $5,574.00
Ozarks Food Harvest, Composting Food Waste to Fight Hunger - $2,047.00

Pleasant Hope School District, Pleasant Hope Green Team - $3,014.00
Polk County, Recycling Center - $14,500.00
Salvation Army, Recycling Project - $36,000.00

Service Recycling, Pallet Recycling - $16,516.50

Springfield Community Gardens, Restaurant Education to Feed People, Not Landfills - $8,559.20

Springfield Compost Collective, Closing the Food Loop - $29,422.40

Trailspring, Trailspring Recycling Program - $10,000.00

OHRD, Household Hazardous Waste Collection - $25,000.00

2019 Grant Recipients


OHRD, District-Wide Education & Marketing - $30,000.00
OHRD, Household Hazardous Waste Collection - $20,000.00

OHRD, Scrap Tire Collection - $25,000.00

City of Buffalo, Recycling Center Upgrade - $29,415.20

City of Springfield, Home Composting Program - $3,424.40
Computer Recycling Center, Collection Truck - $18,000.00
Drury University, 'Waste Less, Recycle More' Campus Recycling Program - $27,184.80
EcoTire, EcoShred Project - $27,000.00
Greene County Office of Emergency Management, Public Safety Center Recycling Program  -  $20,169.00

Greenway Recycling, OCC Collection - $15,408.00
Pleasant Hope School District, Pleasant Hope Green Team - $47,947.00

Pleasant Hope School District, Pleasant Hope Garden Group - $682.00
Springfield Victory Mission, FRESHER Food Pantry Van - $21,000.00
All Points Recycling Service, APRS Semi-Trailers - $9,600.00