Recycling containers in parks and a household hazardous waste can help us all keep Boonville beautiful this summer.

This year, there are more ways than ever to keep Boonville beautiful. Thanks to the Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the City is now recycling in the parks; Main Street recycling coming soon; and the City and County will host an e-waste and hazardous waste cleanup June 29th.

A partnership between the City and Boonslick Industries has provided expanded recycling opportunities.

Containers for mixed recycling are collecting any of the following items: glass, aluminum, or plastic #1 or #2 (these are nearly all plastic bottles with a neck, i.e. soda, water, sports drinks, etc). Next time you enjoy a cool drink at the ball field or pool, be sure to help us reduce our waste by utilizing these containers. In addition to reducing our waste, the recycling also continues to support all of the work Boonslick Industries does for the area; we are fortunate to have them in our community providing essential services and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

 The other opportunity to keep Boonville beautiful is the Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 29th at the City Services building, 1200 Locust Building. The collection will run from 9AM- 1PM. This is your opportunity to clean up your house and get rid of the pain that has been in the basement from the previous owners or safely dispose of pesticides. In addition, if you are looking to get rid of the outdated VCR machine, broken computer or old cell phone now is your chance. Electronics often have toxic chemicals that can threaten our environment. Houseshold hazardous wastes and electronics will be collected for free. They will also be collecting tires; there is a maximum of 50 tires. There is a $1 cost for car tires without a rim, $2 for tires with a rim. The cost for Truck and tractor tires is $5 without a rim, $10 with a rim. This collection is open to all households and farms in Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Osage, Morgan, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Pettis and Saline Counties.

A quick note on proper disposal, did you know that if you use Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s- those curly ones) in your house, those also shouldn’t go into the landfill because of the mercury. The Public Works office will collect those lightbulbs any time for you and properly dispose of them.

Keep Boonville beautiful by properly disposing of your trash and recycling whenever you can. Play Local, Shop Local and Go Boonville!