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Grantees and Projects

One of the most important things the MARC Solid Waste Management District does is provide financial support to organizations in our region for projects that reduce the material we send to landfills. The district receives funding every year from the fees collected from the state’s landfills and transfer stations. Half of that amount is used to fund local waste reduction, reuse and recycling projects through a grant program. The district could not accomplish its waste diversion goals without our grantees.

Current Grantees

2017  Grant Recipients
Entity Project Description Amount
Avenue of Life Mattress Recycling Capacity Funding supports one baler, two staff members, four spinning tables and four rotary shears for deconstruction of mattresses for recycling. $59,428
Composting and Organics Association of Missouri COAM Workshop Funds for a composting workshop featuring two speakers. $8,202
Folk Alliance International Green Folk Funds will support staffing, signage, and recycling and composting bags for annual conference at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City. $3,608
The City of Grandview Grandview Recycling Drop-off Funding for a recycling trailer for city events and staffing for management and education. $23,625
Independence Avenue Community Improvement District Independence Avenue CID Solid Waste Management Funds will support purchase of 20 outdoor recycling containers, education, and bags for recycling on Independence Avenue in Kansas City. $17,500
The Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs Dual Recycling Project Funds for dual containers to collect compostables and recyclables from fans. $21,981
Mid-America Regional Council Recycle More Advertising Funding supports marketing the Recycle More education campaign. $48,267
Project Central Recycling and Food Waste Diversion in Schools Funding supports food waste composting and education for 10 new schools, and continuation of support for existing programs at eight schools. Grantee will create an online guide to lunch room composting, and an e-newsletter. $120,708
Bridging The Gap Business Recycling & Waste Diversion Support for one-on-one consultations with a minimum of 15 businesses. Emphasis on multi-family dwellings. $81,187
The Rehabilitation Institute BooksKC Project Funding will support two scanners, one laptop with software, and one staff member to support online sale of reused books. $11,759
Scraps KC Industrial Waste Diversion & Creative Reuse Funds will support signage, web development, start up supplies, mileage, and internet and phone for newly opened creative reuse store. $10,881
Total Approved Open Call Grant Projects $407,146


Past Grantees

2016  Grant Recipients
Entity Project Description Amount
Access Records Management Business Recycling Solutions Project will provide recycling services to small businesses.  $50,000
Avenue of Life Business Training Center Recycling Funds support third year of a regional mattress recycling program.  $51,140
Bridging The Gap Business Recycling and Composting Funds support one-on-one consultations and assistance to businesses interested in starting new, or expanding existing recycling and composting programs. $80,000
Dr. Joseph Martinich Recycling Economic Study Funds for a study on the economics of recycling for the Kansas City region.  $12,984
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences KCU Landfill Diversion Funds will be used to purchase carts to improve the campus recycling program. $9,000
MRC Recycling Community Collection Optimization Funds will be used to purchase a baler to manage plastic material generated from electronics recycling.  $5,000
Missouri Organic Food Depackaging Equipment Infrastructure Funds will be used to support infrastructure development for the placement of a food depackaging system (equipment that separates food items from their packaging material, including plastic and cans).  $206,233
Project Central Recycling and Composting in KC Area Schools  Funds support the second year of consultations for school composting and/or recycling programs.  $101,143
Trozzolo Communications Group Education and Outreach Project will continue promoting the Recycle More campaign through various media. $70,000
Total Approved Open Call Grant Projects $585,500

List of grants awarded since 1993 (pdf)