Columbia (City of) Public Works

Partner Type

Local Government

Description and Mission

The Solid Waste Division has many recycling programs including the Apartment Recycling Program, Blue Bag (Residential) Recycling, Convenience Store (used beverage containers) Recycling, Commercial Recycling, Compost Facility, Drop-off Sites, Electronic Waste Collection, Food Waste Composting, Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Material Recovery Facility, and the Mulch Sites.


There is little staffing to educate our citizens about these programs. The city uses volunteers to to educate the citizens about waste reduction issues. Volunteers support the activities of the Waste Minimization Supervisor. Volunteers organize additional apartment and dorm recycling participation, edit our newsletter, and create marketing materials and perform outreach to local businesses on recycling education.

Special emphasis and skills:

Project Management, Community Organizing, Carpentry, Editing, Event Planning

Contact Information:

Layli Terrill

1313 Lakeview Ave., Grissum Building
Columbia, MO 65205
Phone: (573) 874-6254
Phone 2:5738083884
Fax:(573) 449-9641


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.