The Ozark Foothills Solid Waste Management District (Recycling Center) is located in the industrial park at 1625 Rowe Parkway in Poplar Bluff. The center is administered by the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission which serves Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley, and Wayne counties. Recycling and resource recovery efforts of many kinds are conducted throughout the region by the District. Its efforts are supported by a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Solid Waste Management Program.
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If you live in or near Van Buren, Poplar Bluff, Ellington, Doniphan, Wappapello, or Piedmont the Collection schedule is as follows.
Van Buren: Trailer is located at City Hall on the 2nd and 4th weekend of each month.
Poplar Bluff: The recycling center is open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Ellington: Trailer is located on the city lot by the ball field and recyclables are collected when full.
Doniphan: Trailer is located at the soccer field on the first and third full weekends of each month.
Wappapello: Trailer is located at the Corps of Engineers Office and recyclables are collected when full.
Piedmont: Trailer is located at City Hall and recyclables are collected when full.
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Aluminum saves 95 percent of the energy used to manufacture virgin aluminum.
Newspaper saves enough energy to heat a home for 6 weeks as well as 7,000 gallons of water and 60 pounds of air pollution.
Plastics saves about 3.85 barrels of oil.
Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling
Are you involved in the transportation or handling of lithium batteries at end-of-life? PHMSA has issued the Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling for those who transport, dispose of, or recycle lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries. The notice aims to increase awareness for the public and shippers about the often-unrecognized dangers posed by lithium batteries in transportation, especially those for disposal or recycling.