STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

City Collects Hazardous Waste

The City of St. Joseph collected more than 50,000 pounds of hazardous waste Saturday at Remington Nature Center.

Posted: Apr 28, 2018 11:08 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The City of St. Joseph collected more than 50,000 pounds of hazardous waste Saturday at Remington Nature Center.


People flocked to the center to dispose of old electronics, oils, fuels, and household cleaners. City officials hold the event twice a year. They say the goal is to keep hazardous waste out of landfills and to limit pollution.

"Well it's just an opportunity for residents to get rid of that stuff that we want to keep out of the waste water and out of the landfill," Landfill Superintendent Bill Blacketer said. "It's a safe disposal option for them to get rid of those chemicals."

The event follows the City's Clean Sweep Program. During that event, the city collected 500 tons of yard waste, trash and appliances. City officials said they will hold another Household Hazardous Waste Day and another Clean Sweep event in the Fall.

St. Joseph
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 81°
Savannah
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 82°
Cameron
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 81°
Atchison
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 84°
Just a little bit more sunshine today across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. The air quality is much better today with the haze starting to clear out of the area. Tonight will be cool and calm with lows in the mid 60s and light winds. There is a slight chance for isolated showers tonight and tomorrow afternoon, although most of the area should stay dry. Dry and sunny conditions continue into the weekend as temperatures start to warm up again. Highs look to stay in the 80s until midweek and then start to climb into the 90s as we head into the weekend.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events