Solid Waste Management Program
Missouri Policy On Resource Recovery
It is the policy of the State of Missouri to integrate appropriate resource-recovery philosophies and practices into all relevant activities in order to minimize the amount of solid waste that requires disposal, reduce environmental and public health threats, increase the manufacture and use of products made from recycled materials and preserve our natural resources.
Goals The goals of the policy are as follows:
- To incorporate solid waste reduction,recycling and resource recovery into the solid waste management activities of state and local governments, industries and citizens.
- To apply an integrated waste management hierarchy
when managing local and regional solid-waste streams to minimize
possible environmental impacts associated with any one technology
and to achieve the maximum feasible use of waste reduction, recycling
and resource recovery. This hierarchy is as follows:
- Reduce the amount of solid waste created.
- Reuse, recycle and compost.
- Recover and use energy from solid waste.
- Incinerate or dispose of in a sanitary landfill.
To facilitate the use of recycled materials by Missouri manufacturers and encourage the development of markets for recycled materials by incorporating solid waste reduction, recycling and resource recovery concepts into programs involving procurement, industrial development, capital works and other appropriate areas.
To coordinate technical and financial assistance for solid waste reduction, recycling and resource recovery in accordance with state and local solid waste management plans.
Objectives For State Government
State government shall assure that the implementation of state, regional and local solid waste management systems and plans support the Missouri Policy on Resource Recovery, the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law and Rules and Missouri Resource Recovery Feasibility and Planning Study.
State government shall coordinate financial assistance to promote programs for waste reduction, resource recovery, market development for recovered materials, recycled materials procurement and solid waste management programs that are in accordance with the Missouri Policy on Resource Recovery, the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law and Rules and Missouri Resource Recovery Feasibility and Planning Study.
State government shall provide a clearinghouse of consumer information regarding the need to support resource recovery; to utilize and develop new resource recovery programs around existing enterprises; to promote the development of markets for recovered materials; to request and purchase recycled products; and to participate in resource conservation activities and other relevant issues.
State government shall update the state's solid waste management plan so it addresses the state resource recover policy.
State government shall assure that the implementation of state and local solid-waste management systems and plans are based upon the integrated solid-waste management hierarchy.
Objectives For Local Government
To promote waste reduction, market development for recovered materials and resource recovery, local governments, industries and citizens shall coordinate and implement economically feasible policies for integrated waste-management systems, and shall increase procurement of products made from recycled materials.
Local and regional solid-waste management shall be mutually supportive and consistent with the Missouri Policy on Resource Recovery, Missouri Solid Waste Management Law and Rules and the Missouri Resource Recovery Feasibility and Planning Study.
Local solid-waste management plans shall implement solid-waste management systems based upon the integrated solid-waste management hierarchy, protect the public health and the environment and meet the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural needs of the region.
Objectives For Legislative Action
The state legislature shall appropriate funds to fully implement the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law, especially those areas that implement the state's resource-recovery policy.
The state legislature also shall promote legislation consistent with the state resource-recovery policy.