East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District

Save the Date for the Region I Annual Meeting


Cub Scouts Tour Recycling Center

On Monday, August 27, 2018, East Central Missouri Recycling Center Manager James Chitwood gave a group of Cub Scouts a tour of the facility.  He spoke with them about the importance of keeping recyclables out of landfills.  He also discussed how long it takes for some items to degrade, and how there are a few things we use every day that are not biodegradable. 

James reported that the scouts were very interested and that he answered “a ton of questions”!  Scouts were given pencils made from recycled denim and currency.  The group plans to start collecting plastics to be recycled.

We are pleased that members of Holy Rosary’s Wolf Den Pack #370 are interested in recycling and were able to visit.  Please contact us at (636) 456-3473 if your group would like to tour the recycling center. 


Educational Outreach

If your group or school is interested in having a presentation about recycling, please contact us!  (636) 456-3473

About the District

Missouri Solid Waste Management Law was put into place following legislative action in 1990. Fees on landfills and tires funded solid waste management activities. Twenty solid waste districts were created throughout the State of Missouri as indicated in the map below. The East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District, designated as Region I, serves Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties.
Solid Waste Districts
According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, “The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Program is to ensure solid waste is managed in such a way that protects both public health and the environment. The Solid Waste Management Program works hard to help all Missourians better manage their solid wastes. Through the cooperative efforts of citizens, businesses, industry and government, Missouri can continue to increase material reuse and recycling from all solid waste sources. Reducing the amount of solid wastes generated remains the program’s primary goal”.

Executive Board Members

  • Chairman – Lon Little, Montgomery County
  • Vice Chairman – Stephanie Norton, Franklin County Emergency Management – Franklin County
  • Secretary – Matt Bass, Lincoln County Commission – Lincoln County
  • Treasurer – Fred Vahle – Warren County

Advisory Committee Members

  • Pam Gildehaus, City of Washington
  • Dean Larkin, University of Missouri Extension

Board Membership Region I



Meetings for the East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District Executive Board & Advisory Council are tentatively scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday in February, May, and August. The District’s annual meeting is held in November with the entire membership. Meetings are held at the offices of Boonslick Regional Planning Commission Planning Commission.
Please note:  Minutes for which there is no link will be posted upon approval.
August 2018 Executive Board:    Agenda     Minutes
May 2018 Executive Board :    Agenda     Minutes
April 2018 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
February 2018 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2017 Full Council Annual Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2017 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
August 2017 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
May 2017 Executive Board:      Agenda      Minutes    
February 2017 Executive Board      Agenda       Minutes  
November 2016 Full Council Annual Meeting     Agenda     Minutes    
November 2016 Executive Board      Agenda     Minutes
August 2016 Executive Board :     Agenda     Minutes
February 2016 Executive Board :  Agenda     Minutes
November 2015 Annual Meeting:  Agenda     Minutes
November 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes 
August 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes
May 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes    
February 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes
November 2014 Full Council Annual Meeting:  Agenda   Minutes  
November 2014 Executive Board:  Agenda      Minutes 
August 2014 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes
May 2014 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes
January 2014 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes
November 2013 Full Council Annual Meeting:   Agenda     Minutes
November 2013 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes 
August 2013 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes
May 2013 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes
February 2013 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes  



Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri Recycling Association

Missouri Environmental Education Association

Keep America Beautiful

I Want to Be Recyled

Earth 911

Container Recycling Institute

EPA Educational Activities for Kids

Recyclezone Site for Schools, Children and Teachers

Planet Pals Educational Resources for Younger Children

How to Compost

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