Go Green! City plans Earth Day advocacy activities


Earth Day celebrates its 47th anniversary of eco-advocacy this Saturday, and the City of Kansas City is in the forefront of green activities


Kansas City, Missouri, residents looking to properly dispose of those larger, more difficult recycling items need to look no further than the city‘s free Earth Day recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the parking lot across from the Manual Career and Technical Center, 1320 E. Truman Rd.

“This is a great way to protect our earth by being environmentally responsible while conserving natural resources and keeping our beautiful city clean.” said Marleen Leonce, senior environmental officer for the City.

Participating partners/vendors at the City’s Earth Day event include:

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. CRT-based products such as tube TVs and tube monitors, rear projection TVs, etc., are $20

TEAM THRIFT: clothing, accessories, books, footwear, toys, linens, housewares, small electronics, mechanical items like lawnmowers (all in clean, working condition)

Ripple Glass: all glass food and beverage containers of any color (including Mason Jars and glass drinking items such as wine glasses)

City of Kansas City, Missouri: waste tires, tires, yard waste, batteries, white goods such as washers, dryers, refrigerators

RevolveKC: bicycles, bicycle helmets

Truman Habitat: building materials, gently-used furniture

Avenue of Life: mattresses, box springs, furniture

Document Resources: on-site document shredding (documents must be in paper bags or boxes)

In 2016, Kansas Citians recycled more than 30,000 tons of waste, keeping 30 percent of household trash out of landfills.

Residents can also take household waste free of charge to the city’s Environmental Campus, 4707 Deramus, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Acceptable items include paint, automotive products, hazardous liquids, flammables, lawn and garden products and pesticides.

For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202, (816) 520-6646 (cell).

For information about other Earth Day activities around the Kansas City area, visit Greenability.