Public Work's Office Hours ..............7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday
The Recycling Division is responsible for assisting citizens with recycling materials. The Recycle Center is located at 205 15th Street, Monett, MO. This facility was made possible by funding from the City of Monett, Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N, and the Department of Natural Resources Division of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Management Programs.
Items accepted for recycling:
Aluminum: We only accept aluminum cans.
Cardboard: Flattened cardboard boxes and cardboard egg cartons.
Glass: Clear and colored glass; lids removed. No safety glass.
Paper: We accept all paper except blueprints and slick fax paper.
Plastic: We accept #1 thru #7; must be clean. No syringes.
Tin: We only accept tin cans; must have labels removed and be clean.
***** Items will ONLY be accepted when the center is open.*****
Drop off Hours:
Tuesday: 7:30am -6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30am -6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am -4:00 pm
Hazardous Drop Off
Drop offs on Wednesday and Fridays from 7:15-3:00 – NO same day drop offs; must be scheduled 24 prior to drop off. Contact City Hall to schedule your hazardous drop off at 417-235-3763.
By appointment only!
- Cleaning agents: Indoor and outdoor cleaners for your home, auto and swimming pools
- Pesticides: Pesticides solid or liquids (fertilizers, grass seeds, grass/weed killer, insect and rodent killers.)
- Flammable Solids and Liquids: gasoline, kerosene, ethanol, paint thinner, alcohols, roofing cement/sealer, putty/body filler, caulking (except acrylic or latex) and epoxy
- Oil Base Paint or Stain: Oil based only. No Latex.
- Aerosols: All aerosols with remaining product inside. (No empty aerosols)
- Fluorescent tubes and CFL Bulbs: Fluorescent tubes with GREEN ENDS are not accepted and can be disposed of in your trash containers. Broken bulbs or tubes are not accepted and can be disposed of in your trash containers.
- Automotive: All fluids new or used including but not limited to antifreeze, oil and transmission fluid. Used oil can be recycled free at your local Wal-Mart automotive center, please contact them directly for more information. O'Reilly Auto Parts collects used motor oil, automotive batteries, transmission fluid, gear oil and oil filters for recycling for free – please contact your local O’Reilly for more information.
- Mercury: Not accepted. Please contact your local health department. Barry County Health Department at 417.847.2441. Lawrence County Health Department at 417.466.2201.
- No Latex Acrylic Paint
- No PCB, Pharmaceuticals
- No Explosives or Ammunition
- No Radioactive Waste (Smoke Detectors)
- No Infectious Waste (Needles/Medicines)
- No Compressed Gas Cylinders (Propane, Fire Extinguishers)
- No Laboratory Chemicals
- No Alkaline Batteries (No Single Use Batteries)
- No Incandescent Light Bulbs (Standard Household Bulbs)
- No Cooking Oils
- No Empty Containers (Aerosols, bottles, cans)
- No Business Waste; No School Waste – no waste generated from a regulated or permitted generators: no commercial waste or profit/not for profit organizations.
- No Asbestos
- No Mercury
Bring products in their original containers if possible.
If repackaging, include original label or clearly label the product.
Pack products (in original containers) in a sturdy disposable box, to be left with the attendant at the facility. Please place your chemicals single layer in disposable boxes to be left with attendant at facility in their original containers. Do not place in trash bags.
Single stack items to prevent of chemicals possible causing a dangerous chemical reaction.
If transporting chemicals in car, keep windows down for adequate ventilation.
The Compost Division is responsible for converting yard waste into usable compost and mulch. The Compost Center is located at 15th & Broadway, Monett, MO. This facility was made possible by funding from the City of Monett, Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N, and the Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Programs.
The following items can be dropped off for composting: leaves, grass, hay, straw, and yard waste. These items can be dropped off on Tuesday (7:30am-6:00pm), Thursday (7:30am-6:00pm), & Saturday (10:00am-2:00pm). Yard Waste Drop Off
Compost: Compost adds organic matter and helpful microorganisms to your soil. It is made from yard wastes, including leaves, grass clippings, cornstalks, hay or straw, wood chips, and other plant debris, which are windrowed regularly for decomposition to occur. The materials are then screened to uniform size and texture.
Compost is sold the 1st Saturday starting in March, while supplies last. We will receive more compost at the beginning of September and will be sold on Saturday while supplies last. Compost is sold ONLY on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Cost is: $10/scoop for residents while $20/scoop for non-residents. Each customer is limited 2 scoops per visit. Scoops are approximately 2.5 cubic yard.
Mulch: Mulch is made from chipped brush. It absorbs rainfall and runoff, therefore preserving moisture in the soil.
Mulch is ONLY sold on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Cost is: $10/scoop for residents and $20/scoop for non-residents. Each customer is limited 2 scoops per visit. Scoops are approximately 2.5 cubic yard.