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  Battery Collection Program Ends
The Solid Waste Management District can no longer fund the collection of non-hazardous alkaline batteries at household hazardous waste collections. The limited funds must be used responsibly to recycle or dispose of truly hazardous materials.
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The Solid Waste Management District began collecting batteries in 2009. At the time the program was implemented, household batteries still contained added mercury that was known to be a hazard to the environment. Laws have been passed to phase out the added mercury, but it has been a long slow process. In our rural region, there are no local facilities available to recycle alkaline batteries, so residents are advised to place the used alkaline batteries in the trash.

Over the last four years region residents have contributed a total of 2,906 pounds of batteries of all types. Of that amount, 1,782 pounds (61%) were alkaline batteries. We appreciate the dedication to keeping our environment clean and reducing the need for raw materials by recycling. If it were possible to recycle the batteries locally, we would continue to support alkaline battery recycling. It is still vitally important to recycle lithium, ni-cad and lead acid batteries properly.

In Maryville, Best Brands Plus will take lithium and ni-cad batteries and cell phones. They will also take flat TV’s, computers and monitors. The annual household hazardous waste collections funded by the Solid Waste Management District will continue to accept lithium, ni-cad and lead acid batteries on the day of the collection. Please call Linda at (660) 582-5121 or email at linda@nwmorcog.org for more information. Keep our environment free of hazardous chemicals by disposing of hazardous batteries in a safe, responsible way. Remember, only alkaline batteries are acceptable in the trash. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

  CDBG Annual Performance Report Available
According to Section 104(e) of the Housing and Community Development Act, annual reporting to HUD on State performance in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is required. It is further required that prior to submission to HUD, the reports must be made available to the public for comments.
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It is further required that prior to submission to HUD, the reports must be made available to the public for comments. The performance report covers accomplishment data for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for all open funding years through March 31, 2015, plus annual data for the HOME Investment Partnership program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. The reports are available at the following link: http://ded.mo.gov/upload/CDBG_HUDreport.pdf. Written comments are due no later than June 30, 2015. Submit comments to:
Andy Papen
Department of Economic Development
P.O. Box 118
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

  DRAFT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program 2016-2020
Missouri's investment in its roads and bridges continues to shrink, and that means fewer projects to keep them in good condition.
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As it does each year, the Missouri Department of Transportation has released its draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment. The STIP lists all transportation projects planned by state and regional agencies for a five-year period. Please visit this link and review the STIP List Draft for 2016-2020.

STIP 2016-2020 DRAFT
Northwest District Map

  Nodaway Business Climate Survey
The Northwest Regional Council of Governments is currently conducting a survey of businesses in Nodaway County to determine impacts from the closure of Energizer Battery Inc.
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Information collected will be used by our partners to coordinate free programs, workshops and training events for businesses in the area. Individual survey responses are confidential and will not be shared or distributed. Partners in this effort include: Missouri Career Center-Maryville, Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce, www.surveymonkey.com/r/nodaway

  Atchison County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015 Available
The pdf file is available here . (14.4 Mb, slowly loads)

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Phone: (660) 582-5121     |     Fax: (660) 582-7264