Jun 07, 2011

Drop-Off Site Open for Hazardous Waste, Electronic Equipment

EPA officials establish site to dispose of waste generated by the Joplin, Mo., tornado

As the process of debris removal from the Joplin, Mo., tornado continues, Environmental Protection Agency officials have established a special drop-off site for household hazardous waste, white goods and electronic equipment. Those materials and items will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at the city’s former Lone Elm Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Residents of tornado-affected areas are urged to keep the materials separated into those three categories—household hazardous wastes, white goods and electronics—for easy disposal. Residents continue to have the option of separating their household hazardous wastes, white goods and electronics, and placing them curbside for pickup by EPA contractors.

EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials recently began tornado debris collections in Joplin. All construction debris and vegetative material, which will be removed by contractors, should be kept separate from household hazardous waste, white goods and electronic equipment.

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