East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District


East Central Missouri SWMD Holds its Annual Meeting


Wright City Economic Development Director Karen Girondo introduces the guest presenter.

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Guest presenter EPC, Inc. Vice President Dave Beal (left) and Region I Chairman Lon Little (right)

The East Central Missouri SWMD held its annual meeting November 15, 2016.  Wright City Economic Development Director Karen Girondo introduced EPC, Inc. Vice President Dave Beal who was the guest presenter.  EPC, a national leader in recycling used IT and electronic equipment, has just completed construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Wright City.  A short video was played which showed the 104,000 sq. ft. building.

Mr. Beal described some of the services offered by the company, including data security.  EPC serves large financial firms, medical facilities and government entities.  They have shredders in all facilities and software to securely erase data.  Being e-Stewards certified, EPC adheres to the highest standard of environmental responsibility in recycling electronics.  Mr. Beal encouraged those in attendance to contact him if they had questions or if they had electronics recycling needs.

Pesticide Collection Held in Montgomery City

Montgomery County Pesticide CollectionThe Missouri Department of Natural Resources worked with the Region I Solid Waste Management District to identify a site to hold a pesticide collection in Montgomery County.  The collection was a free event for Missouri households and farmers and took place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It was held at the Montgomery County Road and Bridge Facility in Montgomery City.

Montgomery County Pesticide Collection 1The event was a success with over 4,292 lbs. of waste pesticide collected from 21 participants in the five hour period.  Many of those attending expressed pleasure at knowing the waste was going to be disposed of properly.



Presentation for Local Group

Chucks Presentation

The United Methodist Women of Warrenton contacted Region I Solid Waste Management District staff and requested a presentation regarding recycling.  Planner Chuck Eichmeyer spoke to the group on March 22, 2016.


EggChuck shared information about the East Central Missouri Recycling Center which serves Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties.  He explained what items are accepted and why some items, including tires, televisions and computer monitors, require a fee.  Chuck also spoke to the group about the importance of reducing waste and finding a way to reuse objects.  The ladies in the group had been reusing items to make Easter decorations such as the one shown here.

“There were many questions and the group had a good discussion,” said Chuck.  “They had a genuine desire to be good stewards of the Earth.”


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
  • Donna Cameron, Christian Environmental Services

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.
February 2017 Executive Board Meeting     Agenda    
November 2016 Full Council Annual Meeting     Agenda     Minutes     Draft 
November 2016 Executive Board Meeting     Agenda     Minutes
August 2016 Executive Board Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes
February 2016 Executive Board Meeting:  Agenda     Minutes
November 2015 Full Council Annual Meeting:  Agenda     Minutes
November 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes 
August 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes
May 2015 Executive Board:  Agenda     Minutes    
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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
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November 2013 Full Council Annual Meeting:   Agenda     Minutes
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August 2013 Executive Board:   Agenda     Minutes
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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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