Region M Waste Management District News

As the year winds down, hear the latest news from Region M Waste Management, including updates on their grant timeline, recycling initiatives, and much more below.

America Recycles Day is November 15

As part of the Keep America Beautiful Program, November 15 is America Recycles Day! Do you have a special event or promotion planned? Region M Waste Management would love to volunteer, partner with, promote, and help plan with you. Email and let’s celebrate!

FY2024 (07/011/23-06/30/24) Grant Round Timeline

Looking to apply for one of Region M’s grants? Refer to the grant timeline below.

  • December 2022 – Public Notice
  • Grantee Workshops (applicants must participate in one) –
    • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm
    • Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11:00 am
    • Friday, February 3 at 10:00 am
  • February 10, 2023 – Application Due
  • March 15, 2023 – Grantee Presentations
  • April 18, 2023 – Funding Allocations
  • May 2023 – Information to DNR
  • June 2023 – Sign Financial Assistance Agreement
  • July 1, 2023 – Tentative Start Date

To learn more about Region M grants, check out the grant information page on their website.

Grants for Recycling Education

Region M has funding available for schools and other organizations to receive up to $2,000.00 for recycling education projects! Previously, Missouri Southern State University was awarded $2,000 for their annual Earth Day Celebration, which was held on April 22. And the Area Agency on Aging – Region X, recieved a grant through Region M this last round. The funding allowed for the development of a recycling program for Parkwood Senior Apartments. Residents received a refillable water bottle, access to onsite document destruction, and bins for recycling.

View the application and learn more here.

Thanking Joe Hardin

Region M would like to thank Joe Hardin for serving as the Region M Waste Management Chairperson for the past seven years. Thank you, Joe, for your service!

Open House at Prairie View Landfill

Several of us attended the Open House at Prairie View Landfill, which is owned and operated by Republic Services. We learned about the capacity, all of the monitoring, and how they generate a portion of electricity for the City of Lamar.

Christmas Parade Season is Approaching!

With Christmas parades just around the corner, Region M will use the tree they made from plastic bottles last year as they participate in a few parades in some of their communities. Be sure to watch for them at the Joplin, Neosho, and Carl Junction Christmas parades.

Get Caught Recycling

Are you guilty of being a good steward of the environment?

Each week, Region M will randomly visit a business or other organization in their district. Will you get caught recycling when they arrive? If they catch you, your mugshot will appear on their Facebook and Instagram pages, and you’ll receive some cool swag as well!

Join Region M at Their Next Monthly Board Meeting

Location: Region M Office, 1801 W. 32nd Street in Joplin

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 pm.

The FY2024 grant application and other documents will be approved during this meeting.

For more receive more information, please click here.


Patty Overman, District Planner
Region M Waste Management

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