MDNR grants to benefit local recycling projects

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is funding 17 recycling projects in Southwest Missouri.

The projects will split a little more than $559,000 and all focus on waste reduction, material recovery and recycling. New grant recipients this year are Ritter Industries in Carthage and Noble Earth Recovery in Joplin.

Ritter Industries will fabricate a glass pulverizer that will turn bottles and other glass into a fine dust to be used for sandblasting. Noble Earth Recovery is an electronics recycler and will buy a shaker table and hammermill for the recovery of precious metals.

All of the grant recipients are privately owned.