Over 6.5 tons of electronics, appliances, and tires at the March 25th collection event in Dixon

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District and a partnership with the Dixon R-I School District, collected over 6.5 tons of electronics, appliances, and tires at the March 25th collection event in Dixon. Appliances and electronics were the most collected items with a total of 6.1 tons. The most common items included microwaves, refrigerators, and water heaters. An additional .46 tons of tires were collected at the Dixon event. Appliances and e-waste are handled by Midwest Recycling Center, a certified collection contractor, who deconstructs the collected items to be refurbished or recycled. Champlin Tire Recycling handles the recycling of the tires. This was the fourth collection event hosted by the Dixon High School Key Club. The total amount of appliances, electronics, and tires diverted from the landfill was 27.64 tons. Further 2023 collection events are scheduled for June 10th in Rolla, September 9th in Salem, and October 7th in St. Robert.