10 Jun '11, 6pm

EPA Cleans Up Joplin Tornado Debris

EPA Cleans Up Joplin Tornado Debris

EPA contractors pick up a refrigerator in Joplin, Mo., as the clean-up after last month’s devastating tornado continues. Photo: Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set up a special drop-off location in Joplin, Mo., to collect appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste (HHW), as part of its clean-up efforts after the city’s devastating tornado on May 22. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently began collecting construction debris and vegetative material in Joplin, but the EPA is asking residents to separate out their e-waste and HHW for drop-off at the new location. Residents can continue to place these items curbside for pick-up by EPA contractors, the EPA said. The agency said it is making every effort to recycle or reuse collected electronics and appliances including refrigerators, air conditioners and di...

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