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City holiday and trash schedules

Here’s some useful info from the city about holiday hours and trash pick-up, including trash amnesty and Christmas tree recycling. City will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25, and in observance of the New Year’s ...
At the Avenue of Life facility, mattresses and box springs are dismantled by hand. Metal, wood, foam, polyester and cotton are reclaimed and sold to manufacturers for making new products. Photo courtesy Mid-America Regional Council.

Another recycling tip: Keep old mattresses out of landfills

  At the Avenue of Life facility, mattresses and box springs are dismantled by hand. Metal, wood, foam, polyester and cotton are reclaimed and sold to manufacturers for making new products. Photo courtesy Mid-America Regional Council. The ...
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City offers free event to collect hard to recycle stuff

Old paint, batteries, and electronic devices – these are among the hard-to-recycle materials can be recycled Saturday at a city-hosted event. Saturday is America Recycles Day. The city is hoping to help people dispose of materials as well ...
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How to up your recycling game at home and work

The MidAmerica Regional Council is encouraging people in Midtown and throughout the Kansas City to step up their efforts at recycling. MARC says each person in the Kansas City metro area generates about seven pounds of trash daily, which comes ...
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Citizens say they like it, so should the city make them recycle? 

People like the idea of recycling but too few of them actually do it. City curbside recycling efforts score a 79 percent citizen satisfaction rate, but only 20 percent of trash is recycled. And that 20 percent has held  steady for a decade ...
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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 ...