Photo by Bill Rankin

5th District Cleanup planned for May 13 

The Center Academy for Success at 8434 Paseo will accept the widest variety of items. 

By John Sharp

Following the well-patronized May 6 cleanup in the KCMO 6th Council District, a similar event will be held from 8 to noon Saturday, May 13, in the 5th Council District with three drop-off sites for city residents’ unwanted items in south Kansas City.

The Center Academy for Success at 8434 Paseo will accept the widest variety of items.  It will accept bulky items such as old furniture, leaves & brush, trash and tires (with or without rims).

It also will accept electronics, but the following fees are charged for some items:  CRT monitors, $5; any items containing Freon, $10; LED/LCD/Plasma TVs, $20; CRT TVs 26 inches or less, $30; and CRT TVs 27 inches or more and wood console & big screen projection TVs, $50.

Free on-site shredding also is available on site.

Most of the same items will be accepted at the drop-off site at Southeast High School at 3500 E. Meyer Blvd., but that site will not accept electronics and will not have shredding service available.

A site at 8800 Blue Ridge Blvd. in the Loma Vista Shopping Center will just accept bulky items and trash.

The cleanup is sponsored by 5th District Councilmembers Lee Barnes, Jr., and Ryana Parks-Shaw, and it will be conducted by the City Public Works Department.  Persons may call Robert Woods with the Department for more information at 816-513-8442.

The May 6 cleanup served city residents who drove to the drop-off sites at First Baptist Church of Kansas City and Ruskin High School in over 500 vehicles, some of them pickup trucks with their beds piled high that also were towing packed full trailers. 

At Ruskin where I volunteered, several persons made two trips, and at least one made three, showing the need.

Other south Kansas City cleanups are tentatively planned for October, and at least one household hazardous waste drop-off for items such as herbicides, insecticides and paint is tentatively planned for July.


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