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Here’s your answer – recycling “wax” milk cartons (and other items)

Several Midtown KC Post readers recently asked whether its ok to put waxed milk cartons in our blue recycling bins. We asked Matt Riggs, a recycling expert over at the MidAmerica Regional Council’s  Solid Waste Management District, and ...
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Recycling by the numbers; New bins coming?

 The city now recycles almost 23 percent of solid waste and intends to do better, officials reported today. Kansas City does not have a program for recycling glass, for instance, but is considering breaking into the field, officials reported ...
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City hard-to-recycle event back on for tomorrow

A city recycling event postponed last week due to the threat of snow is back on the schedule for Saturday, Nov. 22 City residents can drop off old TVs, mattresses, bicycles, clothing, construction salvage, glass, batteries, and other hard-to-dispose-of ...
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Mayor promotes mandatory recycling

The city will study making recycling mandatory and should act on it before the current city council leaves office next year, mayor Sly James said Monday. The mayor directed the council Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities committee ...
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Extra trash bags cost more

As of yesterday, the cost of extra weekly trash bags has gone up from $2 to $2.50. The city made the change last spring as part of its budget, saying the rate change will help to offset the cost of excess trash collection, which actually costs ...
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Big recycling event June 7 scheduled for Mohart Center

Get rid of lots of different types of items – from old paint, antifreeze, and tires to documents, leaves and brush and household wastes–at an event on Saturday, June 7. This drop off event at the Robert J. Mohart Center, 3200 Wayne, brings ...

How to recycle Christmas trees

Photo used under a creative Commons license courtesy phip_s. Did you know that natural Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands can be recycled? The Mid America Regional Council is reminding everyone that numerous locations will accept these items ...

Schedule for city services, free trash period, holiday tree disposal

Photo courtesy Creative Commons by Kim Love The city has announced its holiday hours and also sent some reminders about holiday trash schedules, free trash pickup and disposal of Christmas trees. In observance of the Christmas Day and New Year’s ...

Hazardous waste drop off this weekend

  Photo used under a Creative Commons license courtesy stevendepolo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/ Midtown residents can safely and sustainably recycle household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at ...

Hazardous waste drop off on Saturday

Get rid of all the accumulated nasty stuff you can’t send to the landfill. The city is sponsoring an A.B.O.P.T. event on Saturday. That refers to antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint and tires– all things you can drop off. The event takes place ...