The Missouri Department of Natural Resources funded $300,000 in grants to four Missouri sheltered workshops currently providing recycling services within their regions and local communities. The grants were awarded in partnership with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, who made and administered the grant awards to:
- NOCOMO Industries Inc., Maryville – $100,000.
- Boonslick Industries Inc., Boonville – $99,954.
- Cooperative Workshops Inc., Sedalia – $50,500.
- Oregon County Sheltered Workshop, Alton – $49,516.
The departments believe these grants will strengthen recycling efforts in rural communities and assist in creating and retaining jobs for Missourians as well as divert additional marketable materials from landfills.
The Department of Natural Resources was able to provide these funds through a portion of the department’s share of the solid waste tonnage fees that are collected on each ton of solid waste entering a landfill or being transferred out of state through a transfer station.
For more information regarding grants and financial assistance, visit the Solid Waste Management Program Financial Assistance and Information section.