Ozark Foothills Solid Waste Management District

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 Commisison 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.

Materials Accepted

  • Clean aluminum cans/items
  • Clean, dry brown paper bags
  • Corrugated, cardboard broken down boxes
  • Shoe boxes or waxed bottles 
  • Clean, dry newspaper
  • Clean plastic milk, soda and water bottles
  • Clean tin cans
  • Empty household cleaning supply bottles
  • White office paper
  • Magazines
  • Electronics (Including Televisions and Computer Monitors)
  • Books - Special Collection Only - Call Samantha at 785-6402
  • Used Motor Oil - $1 gallon 
  • Passenger Tires - $3 per tire

Material No Nos

  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Broken glass, window glass, light bulbs or baking pans
  • Hazardous/toxic materials bottles
  • Dirty or wet newspapers
  • Slick paper
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • High Density Plastic (ex. 5-gallon buckets, coolers, children's outdoor play sets, etc.

    Directions
    : From the City of Poplar Bluff, continue south on Hwy. 142 to the Industrial Park entrance. Turn right (west) on Rowe Parkway. (If coming from the south on Hwy. 142, turn left onto Rowe Parkway.) Continue west on Rowe to the last building on the right. Our facility is a large white metal building with a red roof.

How to Recycle

Bring your recyclables to the Recycling Center, or...
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: Trailer is located outside of the gate at the Recycling Center every weekend beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday.

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.  

Recycling 

Recycling in Missouri expands the economy, strengthens our community, and protects our environment. Recycling one ton of...

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. 

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