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Waste Management Neighborhood Committee Awards Local Non-Profits Grants for the Community Efforts

In 2002, the Waste Management New Boston Landfill Neighborhood Recommendation Committee, led by Sylvia Williams, announced the creation of a Recognition Grant program for non-profit groups in the New Boston area.  Over the years, many deserving organizations have been the recipients of these funds.  Eleven Award Winners were chosen for their efforts in 2019 and were honored the evening of February 11th at the New Boston Community Center at 6:30 pm.   


There were many worthy projects submitted to the Committee for consideration.  These eleven projects were chosen because of their amazingly strong focus towards environmental enhancement for the local community while also benefiting the citizens of the community. 


The winners are: The West Bowie County Rotary Club Clean Up Project and Adopt a Highway program; the United Fund of New Boston Projects raising funds for Manna Kitchen, Samaritan House, NB Public Library, NB Vol FD, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, NB Youth Programs, Red Cross, and Bowie County CPS; Redwater Youth Sports Assoc Park Cleanup & Maintenance Program; Runnin’ WJ Therapeutic Riding Center for Special Needs Children’s Programs; Nick’s Mission Back Pack Program which provides food over the weekend for many needy children; Pulaski Cemetery Assoc beautification program; Magnolia Cemetery Assoc beautification program; the 3 Bostons Museum project in downtown New Boston; the Telford Prison Ministries program serving the families of inmates; New Boston Education Foundation scholarship program; and Bowie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s FFA Field Day for local FFA and 4H groups. These groups all used local volunteers to assist in their project getting the community involved in their cleanup projects.  They will use the grant money to further benefit the New Boston Community.  We applaud their awesome efforts. 


The Landfill Neighborhood Recommendation Committee works with local community organizations to recognize efforts in improve the community focusing on environmental and cleanup projects and encourage future improvement projects. In the past, the committee has given contributions to local cemeteries to assist with clean-up and maintenance projects, the United Fund of New Boston, New Boston 4H Club, The New Boston Rotary Club, the Christian Coalition for Unity, Gateway Farms, the Volunteer Fire Department, the Girl Scouts, Daily Bread for Kids and other worthy community volunteer organizations! 


“We enjoy working with the Recommendation Committee and applaud their efforts to help clean-up and beautify the local area,” states Ed Reavis Waste Management Landfill Manager.


This program will continue to grow and recognize local community organizations and foster community engagement.  To be considered for a future Recognition Grant, the non-profit will need to submit the application which asks for a description of the non-profit, a description of the service that the group performed, and what the grant money will be used for to benefit the group.  “Youth who are raising funds for trips are welcomed to do a clean-up project and apply for the grant,” stated Sylvia Williams. 


You may request an application from the grant committee members or from the landfill. Committee members include Sylvia Williams, Hud Raney, and Ernest Shelton. Or you can call or email Greta Calvery for more information at or 214.316.0817.


The committee is seeking additional members to serve.  The committee meets quarterly and is a vital part of the community serving as a liaison with the landfill.  Please reach out to Greta Calvery at or phone 214.316.0817 if you are interested for more information.


You may fax your completed application to the landfill at 903-628-6408, c/o Ed Reavis, email Greta at or you may drop off your application to the landfill gatehouse located at 1031 Highway 82 West.

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

139 E.N. Front Street
New Boston, Texas 75570