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 ...

Free-for-All June 8 – swap used items with your neighbors

The West Plaza neighborhood is inviting surrounding neighborhood residents to participate in its fourth annual Free-for-All event. It’s simple. Drop off things you have around the house and don’t need anymore on June 7. Come back on June ...

Chance to recycle old electronics

Are old computers and other electronics piling up around your house? The Second Presbyterian Church is having an e-cycling event this Saturday. You can take desktop and laptop computers, old monitors (for a $10 fee), VCRs, and other equipment, ...

We’re recycling more…and interested in expanding

A survey on recycling shows more people are doing it (purple for 2005, yellow for 2008, and blue for 2012). Good job, Kansas City. A new study from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) shows almost 70 percent of you are recycling more than ...

Ripple glass bin at 51st and Main removed

Ripple Glass says it had to remove its popular bin at 51st and Main yesterday. Because of a construction project, the bin needs to be relocated. However, Ripple says it hasn’t been able to find a new partner to host the bin. The closest ...

The story of your beer bottles after they hit the recycling bin

At Ripple Glass, bottles are dumped and sorted before they are readied for a new purpose. Less than five percent of glass in the metropolitan area used to get recycled, but a chance conversation over glasses of beer changed that. View our video ...
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How to recycle Christmas trees

Photo used under a Creative Commons courtesy kalleboo. Did you know Christmas trees and greenery are banned from Missouri landfills? Disposal in landfills takes up space, increases pollution, and prevents yard waste from beneficial reuse, according ...