Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Group Supports Legislation That Would Reduce Solid Waste Management Costs in Missouri

Feb 22, 2013, 11:51 ET from National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA)

Proposed Legislation Would Reduce Government Bureaucracy and Lower Fees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Missouri Chapter of the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) voiced its support for Missouri Senate Bill 13, which proposes to restructure solid waste management districts and allows for the current grant funding to be allocated more efficiently for cities and counties for waste reduction and recycling.  The grants are funded by a "tip fee" that is collected at transfer stations or landfills.  This bill was proposed by Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer, who represents Boone and Cooper counties (District 19).

"We applaud Senator Schaefer's proposed legislation. 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. Missouri is now a leading recycling State and Private-sector haulers account for the vast majority of recycling in Missouri.  It is also worth noting that most of the private entities that do this recycling do not receive or require grants or subsidies."

-Peggy Macenas, Regional Manager of NSWMA-MO

"The members of NSWMA have implemented recycling in most of its Missouri markets with limited or no grant funds to date. In fact, if the subsidies go away members and other entities can begin to compete for recycling in all areas of the State that our members serve." 

-Kevin O'Brien Chairman of the Missouri Chapter of NSWMA

The National Solid Wastes Management Association Missouri Chapter (NSWMA-MO) represents member companies conducting business in Missouri.. Our mission is to promote the management of waste and recycling practices in a manner that is environmentally responsible, efficient, profitable and ethical – while benefiting the public and protecting employees.  For more information, call 800-679-6269 or visit

SOURCE National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA)