Hazardous Waste Program

Technical Review of Waste Express Inc./Amerex
Hazardous Waste Permit Application

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources received a complete hazardous waste permit application from Waste Express Inc./Amerex. The Department is inviting the public to review and offer written comments on the permit application while the Department conducts a technical review of the permit application.

Waste Express Inc./Amerex operates an active commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility, located at 6300 Stadium Drive in Kansas City, Mo. Waste Express originally submitted a permit application on April 28, 2006 for renewal of their existing hazardous waste permit, which expired Feb. 3, 2007. State regulations allow the existing hazardous waste permit to continue in effect while the Department reviews the permit application.

The public can view and copy the permit application and supporting documents at the Kansas City Public Library, Lucile H. Bluford Branch, during normal business hours, or by appointment only at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Hazardous Waste Program, 1730 E. Elm St., Jefferson City.

Comments on the permit application are effective if they point out legal or technical issues.  Please send written comments to Brenda Bethel, PE, at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email or by fax to 573-526-5268.

Waste Express transports and stores a variety of hazardous waste produced by other hazardous waste generators. Waste Express blends the waste to produce supplemental fuels for energy recovery. Waste Express also collects hazardous waste that cannot be fuel blended and ships it to other facilities that are designed and permitted to handle that waste. In addition to renewing their existing hazardous waste permit, Waste Express proposes to improve and expand their tank storage and waste storage areas. This expansion would add six hazardous waste treatment and storage tanks and additional container storage area capacity. The storage tanks would be used for incoming bulk waste shipments.

You may call or write Bethel at any time to request to have your name placed on Waste Express’s mailing list. By doing this, you will receive notice from the Department or Waste Express on any major permitting and cleanup activities at the facility.

For more information on the permit application or the permitting process, please contact Bethel by telephone at 573-751-3553 or 800-361-4827. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals may reach Bethel through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. If you would like to speak with a representative of Waste Express, please contact Tom Hayes by telephone at 816-924-5884.