City of Owensville, MRPC to hold special tire, waste collection May 4

A special waste collection for electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Owensville Police Department’s parking lot. 

The city of Owensville and Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), with funding through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), are offering the May 4 collection. 

The collection is for household items only — no materials from businesses will be accepted. 

Fees for tires are $2 each for passenger tires, $7.50 each for truck tires, and $35 each for tractor tires. 

Program participants will be required to unload the items themselves. 

The collection is open to any households in the Ozark Rivers District, including Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. The solid waste district is tasked with reducing the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill by 40 percent.

 For those unable to participate in the Owensville collection, other collection dates and sites will include May 11 in Potosi, June 8 in Rolla, and Sept. 14 in St. Robert. 

The district’s strategy for solid waste reduction, which has been individually adopted by all member governments and approved by Missouri Department of Natural Resources involves education and to reduce solid waste in member counties and cities. MRPC provides administration of the district and assists with a variety of implementation projects.

Participating counties and their respective cities with populations of 500 or more are members of the solid waste district.