In addition to a site collecting household hazardous waste, four sites in the lake area will be accepting prescription drugs for proper disposal Saturday, April 30, during the annual Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Day and RX Take Back.


In addition to a site collecting household hazardous waste, four sites in the lake area will be accepting prescription drugs for proper disposal Saturday, April 30, during the annual Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Day and RX Take Back.
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, LOWA, and its partners have scheduled this event to provide homeowners only, not businesses due to space limitations, with the opportunity to dispose of paint, pesticides, oil, electronics, old medication and other household hazardous waste in a responsible manner at no cost.
Dumping hazardous materials into household drains has the potential to pollute our watershed, while prescription medications are also reported as the illicit drug most abused by teens after marijuana. By participating in this event, homeowners will help keep medications from getting in the wrong hands and waste from polluting our streams.
In 2009, LOWA partnered with District T, Wal-Mart and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources serving a total of 324 households, collecting 22,234 pounds of household hazardous waste.
Information: Contact LOWA at lowarecycle@soslowa.org or call Nancy Pope at 573-873-3172.