Recycling Initiative Grant Applications Are 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 expansion recycling activities. Local governments, businesses, industries, schools, and/or individuals, within the QLSWMD six-county areas, are invited to submit an application for these funds. Applications are due Feb. 11. The counties included in the QLSWMD area are Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, and St. Clair. $58,000.00 is available for the FY 2022 grant cycle for district recycling grants. Applications may be obtained online at below. For more information, contact Shannon Stewart at (417) 298-6070, or by email at email@example.com.
|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. 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 Shannon Stewart.
She can be reached by phone at (417) 298-6070 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
*El Dorado Springs R-2 School District for $22,000.00. This grant award will partially fund new playground equipment made with recycled materials for the El Dorado Springs elementary school.
*Meredith Used Car Sales and Recycling, LLC for $26,077.00. This grant award is being used to purchase roll-off containers to collect ferrous metals to be recycled.
* City of Windsor for $10,000.00. 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.
*Osceola School District FFA Recycling Program for $8,100.00. This grant award will fund the purchase of a larger storage container to support its growing recycling program.
*Missouri Recycling Association for $5,000.00. 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 Lakes 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|
|Vice-Chairman||Roy Meredith||SW Mgt. Industry|
|Member||Eran Dawson||Comm. Waste Gen|
|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||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||Klark Bohling||Cole Camp|
|Member||Brad True||El Dorado Springs|
|Member||John Neuenschwander||Lowry City|
|Member||Richard Brockman||Rich Hill|
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:
- Fire and explosion
- Injury to children playing in or around the dumpsite
- Diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, and rodents
- Contamination of streams, rivers, and lakes
- Contamination of soil and groundwater
- Contamination of drinking water wells
- Damage to plant and wildlife habitats
- Decrease in the quality of life to nearby communities and residents
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:
- Hit the submit key on the form itself.
- Print the form and fax it to 573-526-3902
- Call 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827
Illegal Dumping Video Surveillance 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.