Solid Waste Management Program

Non-Profit Group Scrap Tire Cleanup

Disposal Cost Reimbursement Instruction Sheet

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is authorized to reimburse fraternal, charitable or other nongovernmental nonprofit organizations for disposal costs of scrap tires collected during voluntary cleanups of land and water resources. These monies only apply to scrap tires; other wastes collected as part of these projects are not eligible for reimbursement.

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1. Nonprofit organizations wishing to use these funds must obtain prior authorization. This can be accomplished by completing the application form at the link below:

Mail or fax the form to the following address:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Solid Waste Management Program
Scrap Tire Unit
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

Fax: 573-526-3902

A copy of the group’s current registration with the Office of the Secretary of State should be included with the Non-Profit Scrap Tire Cleanup and Disposal Application Form.

Upon approval, the department will notify the group by returning a copy of the approved application to the group. Tire collections that occur prior to receiving approval may not be eligible for reimbursement.

2. For each tire collected and taken to a legal recycler, end-user, processor, etc. the group will be reimbursed up to the actual cost of disposal or $2 per tire, whichever is less.

3. After the tires from the cleanup have been properly disposed of, the group must:

a. Complete the invoice form located at the link below, following instructions on fact sheet:

Non-Profit Scrap Tire Cleanup and Disposal Invoice, Form--MO 780-1998 (02/11)
Non-Profit Group Scrap Tire Cost Reimbursement, Fact Sheet--PUB2277 (01/13)

b. Submit a receipt from the entity receiving the tires indicating the number of tires taken and the total amount paid for their disposal. The individual or company receiving the tires must sign the receipt. The original receipt must be submitted.

c. Submit a copy of the front and back of the organization’s cancelled check to the entity receiving the tires.

4. The department, upon approval of the information submitted for reimbursement will issue a check to the organization or individual for the costs incurred for disposal of the tires. Processing of complete reimbursement requests will take approximately two weeks from the date the department receives the request.

5. While there is no limit to the number of times a group may receive funds under this program, requests may be denied due to insufficient funds available to the department.

Groups are strongly encouraged to take collected tires to scrap tire processors or end users for recycled or resource recovery. Tires can be landfilled, but only if they have been cut, chipped or shredded prior to disposal. Groups are encouraged to arrange for proper disposal of the tires before collecting them. Groups are encouraged to contact the appropriate department regional office for assistance in locating a place to deliver scrap tires.