City hard-to-recycle event back on for tomorrow

untitled-(22-of-78)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 items.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1320 Truman Road, allowing Kansas Citians to dispose of recyclable items free of charge.

“The average Kansas City resident generates about five pounds of trash per day, but only recycles a pound and a half of waste per week,” said Recycling Program Manager, Marleen Leonce. “More than ninety percent of residential waste generated can be recycled, reused or repurposed. We’re doing well as a city, but we can do much better.”

The Nov. 22 event will include a number of community partners that specialize in collecting hard-to-recycle materials:

  • Surplus Exchange: cell phones, printers, scanners, modems, CD drives, cables, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders, cameras, game players and joysticks, telephones, pagers, answering machines, typewriters, calculators, adding machines, fax machines, copiers. Monitors will be recycled at a cost of $10 per item; all other items will be recycled free of charge.
  • The Salvation Army: Clothing, accessories, books, footwear, toys, linens, house wares, small appliances (all in good working condition).
  • Habitat for Humanity Kansas City: Construction salvage, tools, building materials
  • Ripple Glass: All glass food and beverage containers of any color (including mason jars and glass drinking vessels such as wine glasses).
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri: Waste tires, plastic bags; household batteries
  • RevolveKC: Bicycles
  • Pink Hill Construction & Demolition Landfill: roofing shingles, rubble, bricks, concrete
  • Avenue of Life: Mattresses
  •  ProShred: Off-site document shredding only (documents must be in bags or boxes); white Styrofoam (block or lose, preferably in bags)

The Kansas City Public Schools/ MARC Solid Waste Management District will also participate and provide information on recycling and reducing household waste.

For more information about solid waste collection services, visit or call the 311 Action Center at 311 or 816-513-1313.

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