The LOWA/DNR sponsored 2012 Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Day Brought Many Volunteers Together To Serve the Community.
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Watch here for details as to the quantity of various materials received during this Household Hazardous Waste event.
But we can report that this was a great success. Aside from the recycling and hazardous waste disposal services provided to the community, LOWA is particularly proud of the community volunteers who assisted with this project. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. We are proud that the volunteer effort truly represented alliances within the Lake community and included LOWA volunteers, volunteers from Master Gardeners, Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Army volunteers from Ft. Leonard Wood, Master Naturalists, and others.
The following article was provided to news media in the area:
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, LOWA, in partnership with District T through the Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste, conducted a Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Day, HHWRD, Saturday, April 30 at the Camdenton High School parking lot. The event, free to the public, received hazardous waste from 481 households, increasing from 354 households in 2010.
The reclamation day was an opportunity for homeowners to dispose of paint, pesticides, oil, electronics, and other household hazardous waste in a responsible manner at no cost. Disposing of these hazardous materials into household drains and land fills has the potential to pollute the watershed.
There was a line of cars stretching from Highway 54 to the school most of the day. “We had an overwhelming and gratifying response by the community who, by their presence, showed a desire to keep our watershed clean,” said LOWA HHWRD Co-Director Nancy Pope.
Phillips Service Corporation Environmental Services, PSC, based out of St. Louis will recycle or properly dispose of the hazardous waste. According to Gil Kauffmann with PSC, the event received 26,780 pounds of hazardous waste. The following waste was received; 1,925 cans of oil, 7,641 cans of latex bulk paint, 1,659 cans of latex loose paint, 8 cylinders of paint, 971 aerosol cans, 1,363 bulk flammable cans, 9,665 loose flammable cans, 34 oxidizers, 764 pesticides, 409 toxic solids, 1,936 batteries, 7 mercury, 155 acids, 138 bases and 27 miscellaneous toxic waste substances. The event also accepted 1.5 18 wheeler trucks and one box trailer truck full of electronic e waste. LOWA would like to thank ? for disposing of the e waste.
“LOWA appreciates District T for awarding the grant to make this event possible for our community and the health of our watershed,” said Swall. The approximate cost of the event was $23,000. “The Camdenton and Osage Beach Wal-Mart, Allied Waste, Handy Jon and A and B Rental, Camdenton Christian Church and St. George Episcopal Church donations helped to make the event possible,” said Swall. The Habitat for Humanity received usable paint and stains for their upcoming home projects.
Swall said more volunteers will be necessary in order to continue the event in 2012. For more information about LOWA or to volunteer call 573 434-4400.
You currently have two primary choices of where to take your recycleables in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Soon, the City of Sunrise Beach will also have a recycle pick-up.
Waste Watchers Recycle, Inc has been dissolved but the activities at the Lake Ozark site are now better than ever. The property and recycle efforts belong to Laclede Industries, a sheltered workshop business from Lebanon.
Laclede acquired the property, erected a metal building and installed 6 compactors. Familiar faces are still there since Waste Watchers' volunteers Gil Hartman and Ron Blecke are still active volunteers at the site.Hours of operation are
Contact information for the Lake Ozark Laclede Industries site is :
The Osage Beach Walmart will accept certain materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bins are located in both entry lobbies of the store for deposition of cardboard, plastics, and aluminum. Glass and tin or steel are not accepted. In addition, check with store management as to disposal of used motor oil, tires, and batteries.Why Recycle?
For more information, contact: Gaye Lynn Belloir,LOWA Recycling Chair-person
The Household Hazardous Waste Pick-up Held on Oct. 10, 2009 at the Camdenton High School was a great success!
Many thanks go to all the volunteers and sponsors of this event. We particularly want to thank the coordinators, Mickie and Gay .
See below for statistics of the drive:
|Total number of Cars||255|
|Total number of households||324|
Total of HHW by car
|pest and herb||26|
Total HHW by car per county
|pest and herb||1|
|pest and herb||1|
|pest and herb||24|
WHEN? October 10 from 9 AM to 2 PM
WHERE? Camdenton High School Parking Lot (see directions below):
|From Lebanon||From Osage Beach|
|FromMacks' Creek||FromSunrise Beach|
WHAT? Most Household Hazardous Wastes will be accepted. These include Oil and latex paint,stain,varnish,lacquer,primer,tars,resins,adhesives,motor oil,flammable and non-flammable aerosola,paint stripper and thinner,solvents,antifreeze,poisons and toxics,corrosives,batteries,and mercury devices. This includes small electronic devices.
What Will Not Be Accepted? Materials that will not be accepted include ammunition, radioactive material, explosives, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders, and biological/medical waste.
Who Can Participate? All homeowners of the Lake Area. The grant does not include hazardous wastes from businesses or commercial enterprises.
We need volunteers to help in this project. If you can volunteer, please contact LOWA at (573)434 4400 or contact Gaye Lynn Belloir,LOWA Recycling Chair-person.