The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, LOWA, in partnership with the City of Lebanon

will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on “Earth Day” Wednesday, April 22 in the Target parking lot in Osage Beach.

The reclamation event is an opportunity for Camden and Miller County homeowners to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally safe manner, as opposed to pouring them into household drains or placing them in land-fills, which have the potential of entering and polluting our watershed. Due to grant limitations waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Acceptable hazardous wastes include:

 Aerosol cans, anti-freeze, all batteries, cleaning supplies, herbicides, pesticides,

paint/thinner and solvents, automotive fluids, oil, power steering fluid, anti-freeze, as well

as four and eight foot fluorescent bulbs.

Acceptable appliances and white goods include:

 Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, microwaves, dish washers, water heaters, bicycles,

washing machines, dryers, air conditioners or any appliance with a cord or battery.

Acceptable electronics include:

 Free of charge: fax machines, laptops, desktop computers, cell phones, printers, scanners, audio video equipment, satellite dishes, pagers, and receivers.

The following electronic items will be accepted for a minimal fee:

 Monitors $5, televisions under 20 inches $10, televisions over 20 inches or wood cabinet televisions $20, floor model copiers $20, and microwaves $5.

Acceptable recyclables include:

 Aluminum, metals, steel, tin, brass, copper, plastics (all but No. 6), paper, bicycles,

cardboard, brass lamps, decorative items, brass faucets, cable, fence and wire, copper and brass plumbing, copper tubing, electric motors, gas engines, iron gates, rims, insulated wire, radiators, screen doors, window frames and more.

Unacceptable items include:

 Ammunition, asbestos, fireworks, flares, medical waste, smoke alarms, tires, glow sticks and glow watches.

Each participant must have current identification as proof of residency. This event has been made possible by partial funding from Missouri Department of Natural Resources District ‘T’.

For more information, or to Volunteer, call LOWA at 573-207-4707 or visit www.sosLOWA.org or call the City of Lebanon at 417-588-6090, extension 1031.

LOWA’s is made up of a group of grass roots citizens with a mission to preserve, protect, and improve the Lake of the Ozarks, its watershed and natural resources, while maintaining our economic, social, and environmental health.

 

Photo cutline:
Lake of the Ozarks Water Shed Alliance volunteers handle household
hazardous waste for proper disposal during a 2012 Household Hazardous
Waste Reclamation Day at the Camdenton High School. (photo by Janet Dabbs)