Grant Awards

FY2017 Grant Awards

SubgranteeAwarded Amount 
City of Columbia$30,426.66Commercial Mini Cardboard Balers

The City will purchase eight (8) mini commercial cardboard balers. These balers do not take up much space and would offer businesses an alternative to their current recycling practices. The City has set parameters to measure whether a business qualifies to have a baler installed. Once installed, city staff will provide operational instructions and training on how to use the baler. The business will bale their cardboard and mixed fiber only (no trash) and store it under roof until they’ve run out of space. Upon being contacted, the Columbia’s Solid Waste Department would pick-up the bales for recycling.

Diversion Goal: 472 Tons
University of Missouri$100,000.00Bringing Recycling Home: Internalizing the Process

MU will purchase a baler with conveyor that will be installed in their Resource Recovery Center. They will also acquire 96 gallon roll carts from the City of Columbia. MU will collect and bale paper from campus offices and store them until there is enough for a pick-up. A commodity vendor will retrieve the bales and pay MU the current market rate per ton. The project will be self-sustaining, with long term benefits. It’s projected that at least one full time employee will be added as a result of in house recycling.

Diversion Goal: 55 Tons
Boonslick Industries$23,378.10Targeted Collection of Plastic Bottle Waste at Schools

Boonslick Industries (BII) would like to purchase (178) Big Bottle Recyclers to be placed in and around ball fields, tennis courts, locker rooms, gymnasiums, etc. With the Big Bottle Recycler looking like a large plastic soda bottle, it’s easy to recognize its purpose. BII feels them pursuing this request in lieu of the individual school districts would help give them incentive to participate. BII will, of course, be the one to collect and process the material when a pick-up is needed.

Diversion Goal: 84 Tons
IMS, LLC$57,570.00Auto-Tie Baler for Office Paper

IMS has steadily grown their clientele since 2008. Additionally, they currently hold a one year contract with the State of Missouri for shredding and recycling services. IMS would like to purchase an auto-tie baler to replace their manual-tie baler. The manual-tie baler will move to baling cardboard, while the auto-tie will be used for paper products. Obtaining an auto-tie baler will allow IMS to increase the speed of the process and reduce the labor associated in manually tying. They anticipate a 20% increase in productivity and diversion.

Diversion Goal: 672 Tons
Willow Fork Pallet$33,750.00Mulch Loading Equipment

Willow Fork Pallet is in the business of building, selling and repairing pallets. They also mulch the leftover pallet material. It is colorized, bagged, and sold at local retailers. They have identified several ways to gather plenty of wood scrap to produce the volumeof mulch they do. WFP currently uses a small skid steer to load waste into the mulcher for processing then moving the completed product for bagging. This equipment limits the amount of waste that can be moved at a time. WFP would purchase one large wheel loader allowing them to move more material at a time, thus increasing production and reducing the time it takes to complete a bag of mulch for sale.

Diversion Goal: 7800 Tons
Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank$78,602.00Large Capacity Mobile Produce and Perishables Cooler

Due to lack of cool storage space, The Food Bank produces approximately 1,500 pounds of food waste per week. They have formulated a plan to create more cool storage space allowing them to reach their four goals. Applicant will purchase a 53-foot refrigerated trailer that will be parked outside Central Pantry. This trailer will allow for an additional 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of food refrigerated at a time. In addition to the refrigerated trailer, The Food Bank will give it an upgrade and install an Airocide unit. This unit will extend the shelf life of stored produce by up to five days. It breaks down naturally occurring molds and biological gases and converts it to water vapor.

Diversion Goal: 74.4 Tons
Space Shark Studios$5,000.00WasteCraft

WasteCraft is a player survival game that educates its users by rewarding them for proper collection and refinement/recycling of normal household waste and turning improperly processed materials into enemy combatants that will damage the player’s encampment. The Game will be made available to educational institutions throughout the State of Missouri and to the MMSWMD.
Rock Bridge High School$4,952.50RBHS Recycling Regime Overhaul

Rock Bridge High School is taking steps to update and revitalize their internal recycling process. After conducting a waste audit, they saw the need for additional recycling can locations and education for the student body. A recycling committee, comprised of 25 students, has already been formed. This committee will provide more than sufficient labor for the project.

Diversion Goal: 5.32 Tons
Missouri River Relief$5,000.00Boonville Missouri River Clean-Up

River Relief is coordinating a one day river clean up that will span five miles of the Missouri River with locations in Boone, Callaway, and Cole County. Grant will pay for coordination, boat usage with crew. Volunteers will remove trash, plastic, aluminum, glass, tires, appliances, etc. from the river and dispose/recycle collected items responsibly.

Diversion Goal: 4.85 Tons
3M$5,000.00Baler to Enable Recycling of Polyurethane Foam

3M would purchase and install a vertical baler to recycle Polyurethane Foam in house. 3M expects program income to be generated from the sale of the PF bales at about $1490/annually, with an additional savings of $484/annually for Landfill diversion.

Diversion Goal: 9.31 Tons
Missouri Recycling Association$4,822.002017 MORA Conference Waste Zero Training

The Missouri Recycling Association (MORA) is requesting grant funds to offer a 6 hour zero waste training to take place on August 8th, 2017, the day before the MORA conference. Funds will cover the cost of the Zero Waste trainer’s fee, equipment rental, and accommodations.
City of Centralia,
Missouri
$5,000.00Bin Missing You: Roll-off Recycling Bin

The City of Centralia is requesting funds to re-institute the drop off recycling container that has been absent for the last 10 years. This container would be added to the Boone County recycling program and it would be serviced exclusively by the City of Columbia as per their cost structure. This container would replace the existing 1 cubic yard bag program which is cumbersome and not sustainable due to difficulty sourcing bags. The City of Centralia is willing to pay the costs associated with the service and tonnage fees because they believe it will be less than current expenditures. $141.35/pull fee plus $45.76/ton.
A citizen survey was completed in 2015 which showed that a recycling drop off would increase the amount of citizens who recycled in their households.

Diversion Goal: 10 Tons
IMS, LLC.$3,749.20Document Collection Carts

IMS is a safe and secure way for state and local governments, schools, and private companies to manage their document disposal. IMS provides services to collect, shred, and recycle paper. If funded, IMS will purchase locking roll carts and provide them to new and existing businesses. They keep sensitive documents secure while at the business, during transport to IMS, and while awaiting the shred process. Contents are only accessible by authorized personnel.

Diversion Goal: 150 tons
IMS, LLC.$3,749.20Document Collection Consoles

IMS is a safe and secure way for state and local governments, schools, and private companies to manage their document disposal. IMS provides services to collect, shred, and recycle paper. If funded, IMS will purchase locking consoles and provide them to new and existing businesses. They keep sensitive documents secure while at the business, during transport to IMS, and while awaiting the shred process. Contents are only accessible by authorized personnel.

Diversion Goal: 120 tons

FY2016 Grant Awards

SubgranteeAwarded Amount
IMS, LLC$2,193.75Summary
IMS, LLC$1,559.25Summary
IMS, LLC$2,072.25Summary
River Relief$5,000.00Summary
City of Columbia$5,000.00Summary
City of Columbia$5,000.00Summary
City of Holts Summit$5,000.00Summary
Boonslick Industries$54,000.00Summary
River Relief$21,000.00Summary
City of Columbia$70,000.00Summary
Columbia College$35,257.52Summary
Boonslick Industries$3,700.00Summary

FY2015 Grant Awards

City of Columbia$5,000.00Summary
City of Holts Summit$5,000.00Summary
Randolph County Sheltered Industries$4,565.00Summary
City of Jefferson$63,622.50Summary
City of Columbia$75,000.00Summary
Boonslick Industries$70,580.00Summary
Handi-Shop$54,161.92Summary
Kingdom Projects$36,000.00Summary
Boonslick Industries$3,793.80Summary
City of Columbia$5,000.00Summary
City of Columbia$5,000.00Summary
3M$5,000.00Summary