NSWMA Supports Missouri Bill Altering Waste Districts, Grant Funding

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

February 26, 2013

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NSWMA Supports Missouri Bill Altering Waste Districts, Grant Funding

The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) is supporting a Missouri bill that would restructure solid waste management districts and change allocation methods for recycling and waste reduction grant funding.

The Missouri chapter of the Washington-based NSWMA said in a news release that it backs Senate Bill 13, which states it would eliminate solid waste management districts and the Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee, according to the state legislature website. The bill was introduced by Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-19), representing Boone and Cooper counties.

The grants are funded from tipping fees collected at landfills and transfer stations. The bill would reduce the fee collected to $1.71 per ton from $2.11 per ton, and from

solid waste demolition landfills to $1.20 per ton from $1.41 per ton.

“We applaud Sen. Schaefer’s proposed legislation,” said Peggy Macenas, regional manager of the NSWMA Missouri chapter. “This bill reforms, modernizes and reduces government bureaucracy. It will also aid in curbing costs to Missouri residents and business owners for solid waste management while allowing for increased recycling.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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