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Tire collection May 4 in Owensville

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Jill Hollowell

Open to residents in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties

OWENSVILLE—A special waste collection for tires will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Owensville Police Department, 109 N. Second St., Owensville, MO.

The City of Owensville and 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 as follows: $2 each for passenger tires, $7.50 each for truck tires and $35 each for tractor tires. 

For more information, please contact MRPC.

Program participants are 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 more information or questions, contact Jill Hollowell at MRPC at 573-265-2993 Ext. 109 or at jhollowell@meramecregion.org

For those unable to participate in the Owensville collection, mark your calendars for other collection dates and sites, including May 11 in Potosi, June 8 in Rolla and Sept. 14 in Saint Robert.

The Ozark Rivers 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 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.

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 tsnodgrass@meramecregion.org.  Additional information can be found at www.ozarkrivers.org or http://www.facebook.com/ORSWMD.  

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. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 26 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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.orgor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.

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