Thanks to grants from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission, the city of Warrensburg can now consider itself to be more green. Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone talk with Public Works Director Marvin Coleman:
Marvin Coleman

“The site we have located is in the downtown area. It is 3 residential lots which the city purchased and demolished the existing structures,” Coleman stated. “The site we setup is a recycling transfer site. The Department of Waste has been working with us to establish the facility so we can haul away glass from the downtown. The main purpose of the site is to reduce the amount of glass going through landfills.”

Coleman says that there has been concern from residents over the disposal of recyclables and yard waste.

“We also obtained a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to help purchase two recycle containers,” added Coleman. “We will be taking recyclable items along with the glass. There were also people in the community who were looking for locations to dispose of yard waste throughout the year. Heartland is also working with us to have an open-top container there so residents can have a short haul to get rid of those items.”

The recycling center opened last Friday, and residents are encouraged to make use of the new service in Warrensburg.