Household hazardous waste, shredded documents, electronics collected this weekend

By John Sharp

KCMO residents may bring documents to be shredded on-site and certain electronic items to be recycled to the Urban Christian Academy, 2810 E. 80th St., and household hazardous waste to be properly disposed of to the east parking lot of Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111th St., all for no charge on the morning of Saturday, August 27.

The shredding and electronics collection event will run from 8 a.m. to noon, and the household hazardous waste collection event will begin at the same time and run until 300 vehicles have been served or noon, whichever comes first.

Electronics and related items accepted include desktop & laptop computers, flat screen computer monitors, cables, ink, networking equipment, toners and wires.  Computers and monitors will be refurbished whenever possible and given to area families in need to help ease the digital divide. 

Household hazardous waste accepted includes antifreeze & other automotive products, batteries, fuel & other flammables, household cleaners, lawn & garden products such as herbicides & pesticides, light bulbs, paint and used oil.

Unacceptable items include ammunition, appliances, asbestos, containers larger than five gallons, explosives, fire extinguishers, fireworks, Freon, medical waste & needles, prescription drugs, propane containers over one pound, tires and yard waste.

The shredding and electronics collection event is co-sponsored by 5th District city council members Lee Barnes, Jr., and Ryana Parks-Shaw and the KCMO Public Works Department.

The household hazardous waste collection event is co-sponsored by 6th District council members Andrea Bough and Mayor Pro Tem Kevin McManus, Community Assistance Council and South Kansas City Alliance.

Persons may contact Robert Woods with the Public Works Department at or 816-513-8442 for more information. 

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