East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District


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Eco-Cycle Zero Waste Video Series

During Earth Week, Eco-Cycle began its Zero Waste Video Series.  The series consist of weekly lessons which include a short video on one Zero Waste topic, ad links to activities for younger kids, older kids, teens and adults.  Check it out by clicking on the link.


East Central SWMD – Region I Annual Meeting

Dr. Shelden Chesky Speaks to the Region I SWMD Membership

The East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District, administered by Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, held its annual meeting Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Guest presenter for the event was Dr. Sheldon Chesky, owner and manager of BioSpan Technologies, Inc.

BioSpan Technologies is a research-focused manufacturing company which concentrates its activities on the development of innovative technologies. The company specializes in a wide range of chemical solutions with a green edge. Since 1993, these green solutions have been developed for asphalt and concrete preservation, industrial cleanup, and resource recovery.

Dr. Chesky Demonstrates the Nontoxic Product which Dissolves Polystyrene

BioSpan is one of the leading research companies working with environmental resource recovery and reuse of solid wastes. One of these unique formulations involves a nontoxic solution to dissolving polystyrene, instead of creating a hazardous waste. Dr. Chesky provided a very interesting demonstration for the Region I membership. He took a variety of polystyrene pieces and showed the group how they dissolve in the nontoxic liquid his company has developed. The polystyrene is then converted into polymers which strengthen and extend the life of roads, keeping it from landfills where it won’t break down for hundreds of years.

Region I Planner Chad Eggen shared that the district will begin collecting polystyrene in our area which can be recycled by BioSpan. Details are being worked out concerning collection places and items that will be accepted. The City of Union has offered use of its recycling trailer.

Chad gave an update on district activities for the year, including the East Central Missouri Recycling Center and efforts to provide educational information to local school districts and other groups. If you have questions, he can be contacted at ceggen@boonslick.org or by calling (636) 456-3473.

2019 Annual Meeting Presentation and Report of District Activities


Recycling Education

The Region I Solid Waste Management District strives to provide educational opportunities for residents of the region.  Groups are welcome to tour the East Central Missouri Recycling Center.  In addition, staff member Chuck Eichmeyer visits school groups within the region and provides presentations about recycling for students of all ages.  If you are interested in a tour or presentation for your group, please contact us at (636) 456-3473.


Household Hazardous Waste Brochure


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 – Ryan Ruckel, City of Winfield – Lincoln County
  • Treasurer – Fred Vahle – Warren County

Advisory Committee Members

  • Pam Gildehaus, City of Washington
  • Julie Ingoli, Bodine Aluminum, Troy

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.
November 2019 Annual Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2019 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
August 2019 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
May 2019 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
February 2019 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2018 Annual Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes 
November 2018 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
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:  AgendaMinutes
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

Planet Pals Educational Resources for Younger Children

How to Compost

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