City of Truesdale to Host Drug Take-Back Event
The City of Truesdale will host a drug take-back event on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The event will take place at Truesdale City Hall, 109 Pinckney St. from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Area residents are encouraged to bring their expired or unused prescription drugs to the event so that they can be disposed of properly. These drugs can harm children who are not aware of what they may be ingesting or be abused by those who may have addictions. Another important reason to dispose of the drugs properly is that many people do not realize that by flushing them down the drain our water supply is being polluted by these harmful substances.
The City of Truesdale has stepped up to address this important issue. There is a drop box located in City Hall which is available for residents during the city’s hours of operation. The drug take-back event will allow another opportunity for people to be educated on the dangers of unused prescription drugs and spotlight the need for proper disposal.
More Educational Outreach
East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District staff continue efforts to provide educational outreach in Region I. BRPC Project Coordinator visited Cambellton Elementary School in Franklin County on Monday, May 22, 2017. He spoke with several groups of students ranging from Kindergarten through grade 6. Chuck uses familiar items to which the students can relate as he encourages them to recycle. He shares information about what these items can become when recycled and how we can all make a difference when we work together.
Students Learn They Can Make a Difference
“Recycling helps the planet stay clean”. This was one student’s observation heard by BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer when he visited Hermann Elementary School on March 10, 2017 to give a presentation about recycling. Hermann Elementary is part of the Gasconade County R-1 School District which serves students from parts of Franklin, Montgomery and Warren counties. These are three of the four counties served by the East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District administered by BRPC.
Mr. Eichmeyer discussed the top reasons to recycle. Recycling conserves natural resources, reduces the need for landfills, prevents pollution, saves energy, and creates jobs. He also covered the steps in the recycling process and was able to share information about the processes used at the East Central Missouri Recycling Center.
A group of approximately 30 students from different grade levels and several teachers attended the presentation. If you are interested in scheduling a similar presentation, you can contact Chuck Eichmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Washington Electronics Recycling Event
The City of Washington will hold an E-cycle collection on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be at the Fairgrounds Swine Pavilion and will take place rain or shine. See the flyer for more information or contact Pam Gildehaus at the City of Washington at 636-390-1032.
East Central Missouri SWMD Holds its Annual Meeting
The East Central Missouri SWMD held its annual meeting November 15, 2016. Wright City Economic Development Director Karen Girondo introduced EPC, Inc. Vice President Dave Beal who was the guest presenter. EPC, a national leader in recycling used IT and electronic equipment, has just completed construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Wright City. A short video was played which showed the 104,000 sq. ft. building.
Mr. Beal described some of the services offered by the company, including data security. EPC serves large financial firms, medical facilities and government entities. They have shredders in all facilities and software to securely erase data. Being e-Stewards certified, EPC adheres to the highest standard of environmental responsibility in recycling electronics. Mr. Beal encouraged those in attendance to contact him if they had questions or if they had electronics recycling needs.
About the District
Executive Board Members
- Chairman – Lon Little, Montgomery County
- Vice Chairman – Stephanie Norton, Franklin County Emergency Management – Franklin County
- Secretary – Matt Bass, Lincoln County Commission – Lincoln County
- Treasurer – Fred Vahle – Warren County
Advisory Committee Members
- Pam Gildehaus, City of Washington
- Dean Larkin, University of Missouri Extension
- Donna Cameron, Christian Environmental Services
Board Membership Region I