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Recycling and Composting
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Recycling protects the natural beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks and our City and together we can make a difference.

Although the City does not have an in-house recycling center there are numerous options for residents of Osage Beach to facilitate a recycling lifestyle.    The City publishes a flyer (click here)Teach Recycling And Sensible Habits, that consolidates information on area recycling companies and local events promoting recycling.  

The City sponsors two programs; the White Goods Recycling Program and a Waste Oil Recycling Programs. 

For more information on recycling contact the Department of Public Works at (573) 302-2020.

White Goods Recycling Event
Every spring, the City will hold a Lake area 'white' goods recycling event where individuals may bring household 'white' goods to the Department of Public Works facility to be recycled.   This is a convenient way for Lake area residents to rid themselves of unwanted appliances. 

Individuals drop off their broken, unused 'white' goods, with the help of a City employee and the City will discharge any freon (chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), widely used as refrigerants and solvents) from the 'white goods', if applicable, and safely dispose of the goods.

The 'white' goods recycling events are made possible through grants from the Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and in cooperation with the Lake Ozarks Solid Waste Management District.

'White' goods include:
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Water Heaters
  • Microwave
  • Dishwashers

*Drop-offs must be during operating hours 

*Items NOT listed above are NOT accepted

Waste Oil Recycling

Waste Oil has the most negative environmental impact of all automotive products because it's insoluble, persistent, and contains toxic chemicals and heavy metals.    It floats on and pollutes our waterways, it is slow to degrade and evaporate, and even a small amount can seriously contaminate large quantities of drinking water.   Used oil placed on the ground can seep through the earth and contribute to leaching and contamination of ground water.   

How can you help?
Recycle used oil from cars, boats, motorcycles, and other equipment.   In a clean, sealed container, bring your used oil to the Osage Beach Waste Oil Recycling Depot, located at the City's Department of Public Works facility; 5757 Chapel Dr, Osage Beach.   The Waste Oil Recycling Depot is open year-round. 

Accepted Waste Oil

  • Cutting Oil
  • Fuel Oil
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • Lubricating Oil
  • Transformer Oil
  • Transmission Oil
  • Other Oils of petroleum or synthetic origin

*Oils contaminated with water, solvents, or anti-freeze are NOT accepted.

Leaf Pick Up
The City has leaf pick-up service for it residents who live on City streets.    Leaf pick-up begins each year in fall and is scheduled to begin around the time a majority of the leaves start to fall.  

Instructions for residents
  • Public notices go out approximately two (2) weeks PRIOR to the beginning of the pick-up to allow resident's some preparation time
  • Property owners are to rake leaves to the edge of the property (to the ditch or road side) so the leaf pile is accessible to the City's Leaf Vacuum
  • Leaves may also be bagged in special ENVIRONMENTAL LEAF BAGS (contact City Hall for more details PRIOR to bagging)
  • The City will only pick-up leaves off of the City's public roads

Leaf pick-up routes
The Street Department crews will begin the leaf pick-up program at Lazy Days Road (Southeast end of Osage Beach) and work their way towards Mace Road (Northwest end of Osage Beach).   The weather plays a large role in when the department will get to certain streets within the City.   

For more information contact the department directly.

City of Osage Beach • 1000 City Parkway • Osage Beach, MO 65065• 573-302-2000•
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