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 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.

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
  • Books - Special Collection Only - Call 785-6402
  • Used Motor Oil - $1 gallon - Temporarily, we are unavailable to accept motor oil
  • Passenger Tires - $4 per tire

Material No Nos

  • Styrofoam
  • Electronics (Including Televisions and Computer Monitors)
  • 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.)

    : 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, or Piedmont the Collection schedule is as follows. 

Van Buren: Trailer is located at City Hall and recyclables are collected when full.

Poplar Bluff: The recycling center is open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. A trailer is left outside the gates for collection on weekends. 

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.

Piedmont: Trailer is located at City Hall and recyclables are collected when full.  


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. 


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.


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