Hazardous Waste Program

The Doe Run Co. - Buick Resource Recycling Facility

EPA ID# MOD059200089

DNR Contact:      Nathan Graessle, 573-751-3553 or 800-361-4827
EPA Contact:      Wray "Randy" Rohrman, 913-551-7543 or 800-223-0425
Facility Contact:  James M. Lanzafame, 573-626-3406
Last Updated:      July 10, 2012

What's New

The Doe Run Co. - Buick Resource Recycling Facility is operating under two hazardous waste permits, which allow Doe Run Buick to store hazardous wastes in containers and containment buildings, treat hazardous waste in miscellaneous units and dispose of treated hazardous waste in an on-site landfill. These permits also require corrective action in the event there is a release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents to the environment. The public can review and copy paper copies of all permits, reports and supporting documents at the agency locations above.

Facility Description

The Doe Run Company operates a secondary lead smelting plant, known as the Buick Resource Recovery Facility, located at 18594 Highway KK in Boss. Doe Run Buick recycles lead-acid batteries and other lead-bearing hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. The wastes are recycled to recover the lead and other trace metals, the sulfuric acid and the polyethylene plastic. The sulfuric acid is recycled and plastics are collected for shipment off-site for recycling. The treated waste is disposed of in an on-site hazardous waste landfill.

Hazardous Waste Permit Status

Doe Run Buick is operating under two hazardous waste permits, one issued by the department and one issued by EPA, both effective March 15, 2005. The department issued the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit. EPA issued the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit. These permits allow Doe Run Buick to store hazardous wastes in containers and containment buildings, treat hazardous waste in miscellaneous units and dispose of treated hazardous waste in an on-site landfill. These permits also require corrective action in the event there is a release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents to the environment.

Resource Recovery Certification Status

Doe Run Buick is reclaiming lead values under an R2 Resource Recovery Certification, RR0344, issued by the department on Jan. 21, 2009. The certification expired Jan. 21, 2011; however, the department is allowing Doe Run Buick to continue resource recovery operations under their previous certification until the department issues a new certification. Doe Run Buick submitted an application for renewal, which the department is currently reviewing.