Solid Waste Management District Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Availability

Applications are accepted from January 31, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

The Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District has grant funds available from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program to distribute to both public and private entities throughout Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth Counties. The grant funds are intended to reduce the amount of waste entering the local waste stream and facilitate recycling. Some examples of projects include the purchase of woodchippers, aluminum and cardboard balers, forklifts, trailers, recycling bins, composting and other organic recycling projects. District Grant funds have also been used for outdoor classrooms, recycling education, rubberized track or playground surfaces and recycling business expansion. 

Individuals or entities interested in applying for funds for a waste reduction or recycling project may contact Cassie Hasekamp at (660) 582-5121 or e-mail for more information or to request an application packet.  The grant application is posted online at

Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  Please deliver or mail original and seven copies of the completed application to:

Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District, Region A

114 West Third Street, Maryville, MO 64468

Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Submitted to SEMA

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments has been coordinating with residents of all jurisdictions within Atchison County to update the Atchison County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The first draft of the 2020 Plan Update was posted for a 30-day public comment period.  Any public comments will be incorporated into the plan.  After the 30-day public comment period ended, the Plan was submitted to SEMA for review.  Following SEMA’s review, the Plan will be submitted to FEMA for review and final approval. All participating jurisdictions have brought the Hazard Mitigation Plan before their councils and approved adoption of the update. If you have questions or comments regarding the Plan, please email them to . Click here to view the Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

RCOG Updates Member Services Brochure

The Regional Council is excited to share our newly updated Member Services brochure. If you’re not familiar with the array of services we offer, now is your chance to find out more about them. Hard copies of the brochure are available at the Regional Council office in Maryville and will soon be available at courthouses and other locations throughout our five county area.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Dates Announced

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site located at the Nodaway County Maintenance Barn, 1516 E. Halsey Street, Maryville, Missouri, will be closed until April 4, 2020. Brochures are available at the Nodaway County Administration building, at the Regional Council office or at this link:  Brochure . The collection site serves the residents of the five counties of the Solid Waste Management District. Residents of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth Counties are welcome to participate (ID required).

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Receives Approval

The Economic Development Administration has approved the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region.  The Plan will be in effect for five years and will expire in October 2023. 

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments conducted meetings with city and county officials, economic developers, education leaders, stakeholders and other interested individuals to update the CEDS and assist the region to prosper from economic development errors in the future. 

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments would like to thank everyone who participated in the update process. If you have any questions regarding the CEDS, please email them to Kim Mildward, Economic Development Planner at

RCOG Releases 2018 Annual Report

The staff of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is pleased to share this year’s annual report and public officials directory. The annual report provides an overview of some of our activities and accomplishments in the region for the 2018 fiscal year.