December 22, 2009

2009 Missouri River Relief Trash Totals!!!

From 15 Total Clean-ups involving 2,061 Volunteers, we picked up 57 Tons of Trash!

Here's a partial list of what we plucked out of the Missouri River & her tribs:
926 Bags of Trash (mostly plastic bottles)


370 Bags of Recyclables (plastic & aluminum recycled in communities that would take them)
636 Tires
24 32-gallon trash cans of Broken Glass
42 Chunks o Styrofoam
29 – 5 gallon plastic Buckets, 2 with Tar
9 – 5 gallon metal Buckets
13 – 55 gallon Metal Drums
12 – 55 gallon Plastic Barrel
1 – 300 gallon Diesel Tank

Appliances & Furniture: 115


2 Hot Tubs
3 Couches
8 Hot Water Heaters
5 Freezers
11 Refrigerators
3 Dryers
13 Washing Machines
1 Dishwasher
3 Stoves
9 Propane Tanks
4 Bed Frames
3 Bed Rails
4 Mattresses
1 Head Board
16 Box Springs
26 Chairs & Recliners
2 Folding Tables
1 Table Top

Construction Materials: 165


1 Electric Switch
6 pieces of Electric Wire
15 large metal Plates & Bolts
1 Shovel Spade
2 Road Cones
1 Hand Saw
80 ft of 1” Poly Tubing
10 1-gallon Paint/Varnish Cans
10 ft of Plastic Piping
1 lot Fence Wire
3 Toilets
1 Toilet Float
Several hundred pounds of Roof Shingles
2 Kitchen Sinks
1 Cabinet
3 Window Frames
1 piece of Aluminum Ladder
8 pieces of Carpet
1 Plastic Shelf
1 Electric Panel Box
1 Corner Cabinet
1 big Window with glass in it
1 piece of Corrugated Roof
1 – 9 ft Conduit Drainage Pipe
8 rolls of Fencing
2 Air Tank Compressors
2 huge Culverts
1 Counter Top

Household Items: 596


1 box full of household chemicals
393 Balls including 1 muddy Bowling Ball still in its bag
3 Microwaves
1 Microwave Cart
5 TVs
1 VCR
1 Water Jug
3 Grill Racks
3 Storage Tubs
1 Laundry Hamper
1 Baby Play Pen
1 Welcome Mat
1 Home Depot “green” bag
2 pieces of Carpet Padding
1 piece of Astroturf
2 Sleds
2 pairs of Sunglasses
2 liter Glass Soda Bottle
1 Baby Stroller
1 Pan
1 Tea Cup
2 Teapots
4 Tennis Shoes
5 Croc sandals
3 Boots
27 Flip Flops
23 Lightbulbs
1 My Little Pony Lunch Box
10 feet of Garden Hose
1 Ironing Board
1 Typewriter
1 Fire Extinguisher
13 Mason Canning Jars
2 Push Lawnmowers
8 Fishing Poles
8 Tarps
2 Tents
1 Doll w/out a head
1 twin size Bed Foam
1 Quilt
1 green Tote Box
1 Pet Carrier
1 Tricycle
1 mangled Bicycle
2 bicycle helmets
1 Bicycle Seat
1 cast iron Pot
1 metal Love Seat Swing
1 Oxygen Tank
1 Lamp
1 Snoopy Soap Dish
2 sections of a toy Train Track
1 headless Raccoon Statue
2 Wash Tubs
14 Plant Tray’s
1 Giant Bubble Wand
1wooden Cardinal Lawn Ornament
1 Dog Crate
1 Bird House
1 Bottle of Brut Cologne
3 Baby Bottles
1 Child’s Toilet Seat
1 foam Bert from Sesame Street
1 Sewing Machine
1 mini Ironing Board
1 Baseball Glove
1 toy Cash Register
1 soggy book titled “Shaping History”
The letter “C”
1 decorative Perfume Bottle
1 doggie door
1 toy metal Dump Truck
1 See Saw
1 antique French Fry Cutter
Stationary

Metal: 966.5


334 Pieces of Scrap Metal
397 ft of Cable Wire
30 corrugated Metal Panels
160 ft. of misc. Metal Piping
Several rolls of Barbed Wire
1 Hog Waterer
2” Copper Fitting (Steam)
1 Brush Hog Deck
1 cast iron Furnace Grate
8 welded wire Hog Panels
4 Cow Panels
1 boat full of assorted Wire & Fencing
8 pieces of roofing Sheet Metal
½ of a Pasture Gate
1 Water Tank
1 railroad car Hand Brake Actuator
6 pieces of Rebar
2 8X10 sheets of Plate Metal
6 pieces of Metal Decking
1 Metal Fence with wood posts
3 pieces of Chain Link Fence

Automotive Parts & Pieces: 50.5


2 car Wheels
1 railroad Car Spring
1 Jeep Tail Gate
2 Gas Tanks
1 John Deere Tractor cover
1 Car Door
4 Car Bumpers
1 truck Mud Flap
7 Headlights
2 Trailer Lights
1 truck Bed Liner
2 Antifreeze Jugs
1 Car Radio
1 large Car Battery
1 metal Gas Can
1 old metal Radio Transmitter
1Car Fender
1 massive Brake Drum
½ of a car Front End-Grill & Headlight
1 Alternator
1 Crank Shaft
1 Car Seat Springs
2 Tail Pipes
1 Drive Shaft
1 Tractor Gear Box
1 Air Filter for tractor
4 Hub Cap’s
1 Fender from Antique Truck
1 ancient Boat Motor
1 Sideview Mirror
1 Rearview Mirror
1 Auto Grill
1 1966 Iowa Licence Plate
1 1948 blue Buick Roadmaster Hood

Signs: 8


1 “No Wake” sign
1 Union Pacific Railroad sign
1 MO 98 Road Sign
1 shot-up Sign that reads: “$50 Reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of any person or persons found willfully mutilating or destroying this sign. The O.J. Gude Co. NY”
1 Street Sign that said “Stoney Brook Rd” on one side, and “Stoner” on the other side
3 Street Signs

Miscellaneous: 53


3 Messages in a Bottle
18 Coolers
6 Buoys
1 very ugly Old Woman Rubber Mask
1 Lock Pick Set
1 Park Bench
1 – 14 ft Fiberglass Boat
2 pieces of Barge Rope
1 Camp Stove
1 Shopping Cart
1 Woman’s Purse found – no I.D.
1 Newspaper Dispenser
1 LONG plastic pole with a huge fishing hook on the end (a gaff)
1 ceramic Elephant Eye
1 Duck Decoy
1 Duck Decoy Head
1 Goose Decoy Head
1 Door to a Duck Blind
1 Pogo Stick
1 Bowling Pin
1 full Can of Beer-Miller Lite
1 minnow Fishing Lure
2Computer Monitors
1 Bridge Decking
1 small U.S. Flag
1 Tin of wet Snuff
1 polished Native Copper Stone from Santa Rita, NM

4 comments:

wohelo said...
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Marta said...

Today I have read two articles about your organization. One, from the Rural Missouri Magazine,dated April 2008. Yes, sometimes I get behind and save the magazines to read later, much later. The second article was in the Columbia Tribune, dated Jan. 5, 2010. That one was about Liz Doubet and her involvement with MRR. I am interested in helping too. When I look at the list of stuff you all pulled out of the Missouri and Osage Rivers and banks, I just can't believe it. People in other countries would just shake their heads if they saw our wastefulness. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

River Notes said...

Thanks Marta!
send us an email at riverrelief@riverrelief.org with your contact info and we can let you know what we've got going on next year, and the different levels of involvement that are possible.

Also check out our website: www.riverrelief.org

Castle said...

Wow. That looks like quite the adventure! After seeing everything that you collected from the river, I'm beginning to wonder if any public body of water is safe for swimming in. I bet you guys also used a truck load (get it?) of dump truck liners as well. You have a wonderful organization!