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We love dogs dearly, but keep their doodoo out of the lake just as you keep out your own. Watch these two videos below to find out why:
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Current Date and time: 23/07/2013 - 14:43pm


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No LOWA sponsored Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off/Disposal in 2013

See District T's Denial Letter


What To Do With Household Hazardous Waste
(LOWA Sponsored HHW Pick-up in 2012) Why Recycle?

Where Can I Recycle?


Prior Year Events

Read 2012 HHW Success
Past HHW Projects: Read About 2011 and Read Abpit Oct 2009

LOWA Sponsored HHW Pick-up April 28,2012

Camdenton High School from 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday April 28,2012

See pdf of Household Hazardous Waste Flyer HHW 2012 Pic
The LOWA/DNR sponsored 2012 Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Day Brought Many Volunteers Together To Serve the Community.

Read Lake News Online article

Watch here for details as to the quantity of various materials received during this Household Hazardous Waste event.

But we can report that this was a great success. Aside from the recycling and hazardous waste disposal services provided to the community, LOWA is particularly proud of the community volunteers who assisted with this project. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. We are proud that the volunteer effort truly represented alliances within the Lake community and included LOWA volunteers, volunteers from Master Gardeners, Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Army volunteers from Ft. Leonard Wood, Master Naturalists, and others.

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LOWA Recycling Element Co-chairs: Nancy Pope and Gayle Belloir
E-mail Nancy at: nancy_pope@hotmail.com
or call Nancy at: (573) 873-3172

2011 Household Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Big Success

The following article was provided to news media in the area:

LOWA event recycles and disposes of 26,780 pounds of hazardous waste
by Janet Dabbs

The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, LOWA, in partnership with District T through the Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste, conducted a Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Day, HHWRD, Saturday, April 30 at the Camdenton High School parking lot. The event, free to the public, received hazardous waste from 481 households, increasing from 354 households in 2010.

The reclamation day was an opportunity for homeowners to dispose of paint, pesticides, oil, electronics, and other household hazardous waste in a responsible manner at no cost. Disposing of these hazardous materials into household drains and land fills has the potential to pollute the watershed.

There was a line of cars stretching from Highway 54 to the school most of the day. �We had an overwhelming and gratifying response by the community who, by their presence, showed a desire to keep our watershed clean,� said LOWA HHWRD Co-Director Nancy Pope.

Phillips Service Corporation Environmental Services, PSC, based out of St. Louis will recycle or properly dispose of the hazardous waste. According to Gil Kauffmann with PSC, the event received 26,780 pounds of hazardous waste. The following waste was received; 1,925 cans of oil, 7,641 cans of latex bulk paint, 1,659 cans of latex loose paint, 8 cylinders of paint, 971 aerosol cans, 1,363 bulk flammable cans, 9,665 loose flammable cans, 34 oxidizers, 764 pesticides, 409 toxic solids, 1,936 batteries, 7 mercury, 155 acids, 138 bases and 27 miscellaneous toxic waste substances. The event also accepted 1.5 18 wheeler trucks and one box trailer truck full of electronic e waste. LOWA would like to thank ? for disposing of the e waste.

�LOWA appreciates District T for awarding the grant to make this event possible for our community and the health of our watershed,� said Swall. The approximate cost of the event was $23,000. �The Camdenton and Osage Beach Wal-Mart, Allied Waste, Handy Jon and A and B Rental, Camdenton Christian Church and St. George Episcopal Church donations helped to make the event possible,� said Swall. The Habitat for Humanity received usable paint and stains for their upcoming home projects.

Swall said more volunteers will be necessary in order to continue the event in 2012. For more information about LOWA or to volunteer call 573 434-4400.

Where Can I Take My Recycleables?

You currently have two primary choices of where to take your recycleables in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Soon, the City of Sunrise Beach will also have a recycle pick-up.

Waste Watchers in Lake Ozark Now Laclede Industries

Waste Watchers Recycle, Inc has been dissolved but the activities at the Lake Ozark site are now better than ever. The property and recycle efforts belong to Laclede Industries, a sheltered workshop business from Lebanon.

Laclede acquired the property, erected a metal building and installed 6 compactors. Familiar faces are still there since Waste Watchers' volunteers Gil Hartman and Ron Blecke are still active volunteers at the site.

Hours of operation are
  • Mon & Wed 10am to 4pm
  • Saturdays 2nd & 4th of each month 9am to noon.

Contact information for the Lake Ozark Laclede Industries site is :

The Osage Beach Walmart

The Osage Beach Walmart will accept certain materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bins are located in both entry lobbies of the store for deposition of cardboard, plastics, and aluminum. Glass and tin or steel are not accepted. In addition, check with store management as to disposal of used motor oil, tires, and batteries.

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Recycling Saves Money and Helps the Environment

  • Saves Energy
  • Reserves Valuable Resources
  • Reduces the need for new landfills and incinerators
  • Stimulates the development of green technologies

For more information, contact: Gaye Lynn Belloir,LOWA Recycling Chair-person

Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation

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The Household Hazardous Waste Pick-up Held on Oct. 10, 2009 at the Camdenton High School was a great success!

Many thanks go to all the volunteers and sponsors of this event. We particularly want to thank the coordinators, Mickie and Gay .

See below for statistics of the drive:

Total number of Cars 255
Miller County 9
Morgan 7
Camden 239

Total number of households 324
Miller 16
Morgan 10
Camden 298

Total of HHW by car

paint 211
e-waste 76
pest and herb 26
oil 45
other 78

Total HHW by car per county

Paint 9
e-waste 2
pest and herb 1
oil 1
other 3


Paint 4
e-waste 1
pest and herb 1
Oil 0
other 1


Paint 198
e-waste 73
pest and herb 24
oil 44
other 74

WHEN? October 10 from 9 AM to 2 PM
WHERE? Camdenton High School Parking Lot (see directions below):

From Lebanon From Osage Beach
FromMacks' Creek FromSunrise Beach

WHAT? Most Household Hazardous Wastes will be accepted. These include Oil and latex paint,stain,varnish,lacquer,primer,tars,resins,adhesives,motor oil,flammable and non-flammable aerosola,paint stripper and thinner,solvents,antifreeze,poisons and toxics,corrosives,batteries,and mercury devices. This includes small electronic devices.

What Will Not Be Accepted? Materials that will not be accepted include ammunition, radioactive material, explosives, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders, and biological/medical waste.

Who Can Participate? All homeowners of the Lake Area. The grant does not include hazardous wastes from businesses or commercial enterprises.


We need volunteers to help in this project. If you can volunteer, please contact LOWA at (573)434 4400 or contact Gaye Lynn Belloir,LOWA Recycling Chair-person.

Help Get The Word Out

You can help get the word out to your friends and neighbors. Please download the Household Hazardous Waste Flyer, print it, make copies, and distribute and/or post them where the public can see them.

FROM LEBANON (south 5): To the new high school and sports complex: Hwy 5 to Jackson Street. Jackson is before you get to the high school (it is the first right after the city limit sign). Turn right on Jackson to the bottom of the hill and turn right on Laker Pride Drive. This is the first and only right and is located just before the bus barn. Follow for approximately � of a mile.

FROM OSAGE BEACH (East 54): To the new high school and sports complex: Hwy 54 to Elm Tree Lane. Elm Tree is the second light (a new stop light) when coming into Camdenton. It is 6/10 of a mile from the Wal-Mart stoplight. It will be immediately past Beckett Motors. After you take a left at the stoplight, take an immediate right on Laker Pride and follow that road to the new high school.

FROM WEST 54: To the new high school and sports complex: Go thru the light at hwy 54 & 5 and thru the new light at the Hwy 5 overpass. Proceed to the next light which is just past the new overpass and UPS. Take a right on Elm Tree. After you turn right take an immediate right on Laker Pride and follow that road to the new high school.
FROM HWY 5 NORTH: To the new high school and sports complex: Turn left (east) on hwy 54. Go thru the light at the new Hwy 5 overpass and Proceed to the next light which is just past UPS. Take a right on Elm Tree. After you turn right take an immediate right on Laker Pride and follow that road to the new high school.


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