ROLLA — Rolla’s Recycling Center will stop collection of household hazardous waste Nov. 1 for the season. Those wishing to clear out last minute items including automotive products, adhesives, CFL Light Bulbs, oil based paint, stain, thinners, varnish, or most cleaning products, should make an appointment prior to Nov. 1 to drop these items off at the Rolla Recycling Center. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the number to contact is 573-364-6693.

Household hazardous wastes are accepted at the St. Robert Recycle Center year-round. Business hours for them are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact 573-336-5155 to schedule an appointment with St. Robert Recycling Center.

Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District and Meramec Regional Planning Commission work in conjunction with both recycling centers to reduce the amount of waste being landfilled by up to 40 percent in the Meramec Region.

The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District includes Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities with populations of 500 or more. 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 intense education and increased recycling efforts in member counties and cities. MRPC provides administration of the district and assists with a variety of implementation projects.

For more information about ORSWMD or waste reduction and recycling opportunities in the Ozark Rivers area, contact Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC environmental programs manager, at 573-265-2993 or by email at or visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 22, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

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