East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District

East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District Grant Call

The East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District – Region I announces the availability of applications for grant funds for the 2024 fiscal year.  Please contact Region I District Planner Teresa Lee by emailing tlee@boonslick.org or by calling (636) 456-3473 if you need information.

Grant Availability Notice          Grant Application


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Region I SWMD Annual Meeting

The East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District-Region I, administered by Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  The guest presenter for the event (via Zoom videoconference) was Jeffrey Brown of BrandBuilders LLC.

Organics make up 30% of the waste stream.  Mr. Brown spoke about the importance of diverting this material from landfills and shared information about how his company has worked with several communities in the St. Louis area to   promote  organics waste collection.  He had sent an example of a composter that can be used to convert kitchen and garden waste into “black soil”.  This compost can then be used in growing healthy plants.

Mr. Brown shared his website which contains educational videos and his contact  information should any local government be interested in working with his company on establishing an organics waste collection program in their community.

District Planner Chad Eggen highlighted District activities for the year.

Region I SWMD Annual Meeting Presentation


Region I SWMD Newsletters

2022:          March          June
May          September


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 in 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 – What to Do With Specific Items 

HHW Facility Guidance Webpage

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.
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 – Lincoln County
  • Treasurer – Fred Vahle – Warren County

Advisory Committee Members

  • Pam Gildehaus, City of Washington
  • Julie Ingoli, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri, 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 unless posted otherwise.
Please note:  Minutes for which there is no link will be posted upon approval.  Minutes from meetings prior to the ones posted have been archived.
February 2022 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2021 Full Council Annual Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2021 Executive Board:      Agenda     Minutes
August 2021 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
May 2021 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
February 2021 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
December 2020 Full Council Annual Meeting:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
October 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
August 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
June 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
May 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
February 2020 Executive Board:     Agenda     Minutes
November 2019 Full Council 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 Full Council 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  


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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