Schweich Audits Howard Co. Solid Waste

| May 16, 2013
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State Auditor Tom Schweich released reports this week for five of 20 solid waste management districts in Missouri. One of those districts is District H which includes Howard County. The district received an overall “good” grade.  Schweich said all districts complied with state requirements.

Press Release from the Office of Auditor Tom Schweich

JEFFERSON CITY (May 14, 2013) – State Auditor Tom Schweich released reports for five of Missouri’s 20 solid waste management districts today.

Below are listed the five districts that were audited, the counties within each district, and the grade given the district by the state auditor’s office.  More detailed information, including the Citizen’s Summary, can be found by clicking on the corresponding link.

District H:  Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage Counties.  Grade:  Good

District I:  Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery, Warren.  Grade:  Excellent.

District J:  Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory and St. Clair.  Grade:  Excellent.

District K:  Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington.  Grade:  Excellent.

District P:  Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright.  Grade:  Fair.

State law prohibits districts from spending more than 50 percent of allocated revenues for district operations and implementation of a solid waste management plan. The districts we audited complied with this requirement, although the percentage spent on operating costs varied significantly between districts.

The State Auditor is also currently conducting an audit of the Department of Natural Resources’ Solid Waste Management Program which will address the administrative costs incurred and the efficiency of the delivery of solid waste management services.

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