Quad Lakes Solid WMD

For over 20 years, Kaysinger has been an administrator for the Quad Lakes Solid Waste Management District. Similar to the planning commissions, the solid waste districts are divided up to cover every community within the state.

What Is Quad Lakes

The Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management District serves the Missouri counties of Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, and St. Clair.  The purpose of the solid waste district is to utilize a portion of landfill fees and to redistribute those into recycling grants.

For more information, please contact Teresa Heckenlively

To visit the Missouri Recycling Association’s website, please click here. To visit the Solid Waste Management Program’s website, please click here.

Recycling Grants Now Available

“Recycling Initiative Grant Applications” are now available through the Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management District (QLSWMD). These grants are to assist with start-up and/or education. Local governments, businesses, industries, schools, and/or individuals, within the QLSWMD six-county area, are invited to submit an application for these funds. The Counties included in the QLSWMD are Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, and St. Clair. Approximately $47,500.00 is available for the FY 2024 grant cycle. For more information, contact Teresa Heckenlively at [email protected] or (660) 885-3393. 

One original and three copies must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 13, 2024, by the Kaysinger office.
Please mail the original + 3 copies to:
Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management District
FY25 Grant
Attn: Teresa Heckenlively
221 N. Second St.
Clinton, MO 64735

Click here for the full application.


Recently Funded Projects

The Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management Program through the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is thrilled to announce our 2021 fiscal year recycling grant awardees!

This grant award will partially fund new playground equipment made with recycled materials for the El Dorado Springs elementary school.

This grant award is being used to purchase roll-off containers to collect ferrous metals to be recycled.

This grant award will partially fund the purchase of rolling recycling containers for the city’s residents to collect plastics, newspapers, aluminum cans, etc., and will help divert recyclables from landfills.

This grant award will fund the purchase of a larger storage container to support its growing recycling program.

This grant award will help fund scholarships to Sheltered Workshop employees so that they will have the ability to attend the MORA Annual Conference. The MORA conference provides speakers, tours, workshops, education, and networking opportunities. This funding allows attendees to come back with fresh new ideas to enhance their Sheltered Workshops and the ability to share information with those they interact with daily. These scholarships cover the cost of the conference as well as hotel room fees.

A total of $71,177.00 will be used to educate our citizens about the importance of recycling and the collection of items to be recycled. Diverting waste starts with us! The more recyclable items we can keep out of landfills, the more it will help our communities and the world.
Congratulations to all awardees!

Quad Lake Members

Executive Board Members – Meet bi-monthly 

Chairman Roy Meredith, Henry County
Vice-Chairman Rick Pearson, Hickory County
Secretary Rick Fosnow, Henry County
Treasurer John Neuenschwander, St. Clair County
Member Steve Daleske, Benton County

Advisory Committee Members – Meet Quarterly As Agenda Items are Available

Member Melissa Fletcher Expanded
Vice-Chairman Roy Meredith SW Mgt. Industry
Member Eran Dawson Comm. Waste Gen
Member Kathy Nepple Expanded
Chairman Jeanine Jacomb Expanded

Full Council Members – Meet Semi-Annually

Member Jim Wheatley Bates County
Member Alvin O. Griffin Bates County
Member Dale Estes Benton County
Member Jim Hansen Benton County
Member Don Boultinghouse Cedar County
Member Vacant Cedar County
Member Vacant Henry County
Member Rick Fosnow Henry County
Member Robert Sawyer Hickory County
Member Rick Pearson Hickory County
Member Robert Salmon St. Clair County
Member Gerald Williams St. Clair County
Member Larry Dines Appleton City
Member Joyce Talley Adrian
Member Casey Koehn Butler
Member Klark Bohling Cole Camp
Member Rich Abdoler Clinton
Member Brad True El Dorado Springs
Member Nathan Lines Lincoln
Member John Neuenschwander Lowry City
Member Anthony Roth Osceola
Member Richard Brockman Rich Hill
Member Mary Norell Stockton
Member Randy Pogue Warsaw
Member Kim Henderson Windsor
Member Frank Charles Urich

REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING HERE. For more instructions, read below.

Abandoned piles of household garbage, bags of yard waste, discarded appliances, old barrels, used tires and demolition debris can threaten the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment. These open dumpsites can be found throughout Missouri at the bottom of ravines, in empty lots and pastures, and along roadsides. These are illegal disposal sites. If allowed to remain, they often grow larger and attract more dumping by others.

Open dumps create a public nuisance, divert land from more productive uses and depress the value of surrounding land. They can also pose the following health, safety, and environmental threats:

How to Report Illegal Dumping

Causing or allowing open dumping is illegal and may result in substantial penalties. Report open dumping to your local authorities. They can enforce any local laws and ordinances that prohibit open dumping. They can also work with the state to enforce state laws that prohibit dumping. The Department of Natural Resources is committed to investigating citizen reports of illegal dumping of solid waste. Complaint investigators are located in each Regional Office. While not every complaint can be solved quickly, we are committed to investigating promptly and taking appropriate action. You may also file a complaint online via the Illegal Dumping Complaint Report Form which is offered below.  When the form is received by the department, it will be forwarded to the appropriate Regional Office for investigation. You are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about the dump, including a detailed description and information about its location (county, address, driving directions, etc.). We will also need information about the owner of the property where the dump is located. This information will help to expedite our investigation process. You may remain anonymous.  We only ask for your identity so we can contact you in case we need more information to investigate your complaint and to provide you with information on the results of our investigation.  Despite the best intentions, anonymous complaints often do not provide enough information to pursue the complaint properly.  If you wish to remain anonymous and do not provide enough information, we will be unable to investigate your complaint. To report illegal dumping use our online form.  Complete the form and return it in any of the following ways:

The department uses surveillance cameras at dumpsites across Missouri to combat illegal dumping. The goal is to educate people and provide alternative options, such as obtaining commercial trash service or using a permitted landfill, transfer station, or recycling facility for environmentally sound disposal.