Quantcast

Major Trash Company Unexpectedly Shuts Down - KOAM TV 7

Major Trash Company Unexpectedly Shuts Down

Updated:
MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -

Southwest Sanitation shut down, out of nowhere.

Garbage is piling up for some in McDonald County, so are the questions for county commissioners
"We had no knowledge that they were going to shut down Southwest Sanitation. It was very abrupt. It caught people unaware of what was gonna take place..there's no one set up to fill in for those people" says McDonald County Commissioner, John Bunch.
I called the fill in trash companies for the area, Bernice Sanitation's phone line just goes to the busy signal.. And Henson sanitation's voice mail says they're out of dumpsters.
"And naturally they're irritated and aggravated. Which is understandable. Well of course they didn't know what was taking place until their trash hadn't been picked up and trash started building up and of course it became an emergency " says the commissioner.
One of the things you can do to prevent your garbage from piling up is sorting out the recyclables and take those to the nearest center, like the one next to the McDonald County Sheriff's Office. Another thing you can do is burn your trash if you don't live in an apartment or mobile home.

According to a pollution fact sheet from the DNR, It's legal for residents to burn household trash.
But that's not the case when it comes to things like tires and oils.

But like they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure, the county may even hire a young trash company looking to break into the business.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Cemetery History Lesson

    Cemetery History Lesson

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:02:29 GMT

    Halloween may be just around the corner, but Friday night's cemetery tour in Nevada, Missouri was an educational affair. But that doesn't mean, it wasn't a lot of fun! 

    More >>

    Halloween may be just around the corner, but Friday night's cemetery tour in Nevada, Missouri was an educational affair. But that doesn't mean, it wasn't a lot of fun! 

    More >>
  • Explosion in Newton County Destroys Home

    Explosion in Newton County Destroys Home

    Friday, October 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-21 00:11:45 GMT
    "I thought maybe thunder but no. It ain't supposed to rain" Stan Curtis heard his neighbor's and friend's home explode just before five o clock in the morning. He was the one to let them know what happened. "I was relieved to talk to him to actually know that they weren't in it" he says. He called the fire department and they had already been notified by another neighbor "This morning we were dispatched to a structure fire with reports of an explosion. we...More >>
    "I thought maybe thunder but no. It ain't supposed to rain" Stan Curtis heard his neighbor's and friend's home explode just before five o clock in the morning. He was the one to let them know what happened. "I was relieved to talk to him to actually know that they weren't in it" he says. He called the fire department and they had already been notified by another neighbor "This morning we were dispatched to a structure fire with reports of an explosion. we...More >>
  • Shattering the Silence

    Shattering the Silence

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:44:36 GMT

    Thursday night's PSU event for the victims of domestic violence was all about making voices heard. 

    More >>

    Thursday night's PSU event for the victims of domestic violence was all about making voices heard. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.