Region M Waste Management District News

Happy 2023! Region M Waste Management would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for their Grantees, Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and all of the cities and counties they work with in Region M. They have made some strides in recent years to ease the grant application process, reduce district operation costs, increase tonnage diversion rates, close out projects sooner, and better serve the communities. Thank you, all for your role in this!

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

The FY2024 Grant Round is now open! Applications are due February 10, 2023.

Eligible projects include activities that result in waste reduction, recycling, collection and processing of recyclables, composting, recycling market development, and public education regarding recycling and environmental efforts. Projects must serve within the Region’s five counties of Bart, Jasper, McDonald, Newton, and Vernon Counties in southwest Missouri.

Applicants must participate in a grantee workshop prior to submitting a final application. Contact Region M to sign up for one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 am
  • Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

To learn more about Region M grants and to find other important dates and documents, check out the grant information page on their website.

Have You Considered Hosting a Meeting?

Region M would love to have the opportunity to visit and tour your facility and recycling centers! There are several dates available in 2023 where Region M’s Executive Board could meet and learn more about your programs.

Contact us to schedule a time.

Send Us Your Guess!

Do you know how many tons of recyclable materials were reported to be diverted from landfills with Region M grant projects in 2022? The closest guess will receive a refillable water bottle and deskside recycling container!

Send your guess to Region M!

Region M App Coming Soon

Region M needs your help! They are launching a mobile app in the spring of 2023. Email content ideas to

Earth Day 2023

Earth Day is just a few months away! Region M would love to partner with you, help promote your events, and spotlight environmental activities. Contact Patty Overman for more information.

Join Region M at Their Next Monthly Board Meeting

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

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 17 from 11:00 am to 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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