Recycling services are expanding in communities around Lake of the Ozarks.


 


Recycling services are expanding in communities around Lake of the Ozarks.

For residents in Osage Beach and Linn Creek, a new service is available for those willing to pay for it.
Although curbside recycling has been a service many residents have been interested in, until recently it has not been possible.

A new service available through Waste Corporation of Missouri now brings commingled recycling to some neighborhoods. Although the service is not available lakewide, the company plans to expand the service area as interest in the project grows. the service is now being offered to residential and commercial customers in Osage Beach and Linn Creek.

The goal, according to General Manager Kevin Rucker, is to reduce the stream of waste ending up in landfills.
"This it easy for the consumer to recycle many different waste streams into one container. And do this conveniently, easily and curbside.The program will eventually expand to include other areas the company serves." he said. "The program allows commercial and residential customers to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills without having to leave their office or home."

The “commingled recycling” allows various recyclable products to be put in one container. No sorting is required, making it easier for the consumer, he said.

"Every legitimate business has a desire to pursue environmental responsibility, but may not have had access to a user friendly or sustainable recycle program in the past," he said.  "Businesses can even invite their employees to participate by bringing recycle materials to work and placing acceptable items into the recycle container for pick-up."

The commingled recycling makes it easy to recycle newspapers, magazine & books, junk mail, plastics bottles, tin and aluminum cans, cardboard, plastic number 1 through 7, shredded paper, file folders, and paperboard boxes.


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