South KC Perspective
By John Sharp
Two south Kansas City cleanups on July 15 were well utilized by city residents to properly dispose of unwanted items.
The free household hazardous waste drop-off at Ruskin High School accommodated city residents in 115 vehicles to dispose of hazardous waste such as automotive products, batteries, cleaners, lawn & garden products and paint.
Paint was by far the most common item brought in.
It was co-sponsored by 6th District Councilmembers Andrea Bough and Mayor Pro Tem Kevin McManus, the Community Assistance Council and the South Kansas City Alliance.
The free cleanup at the former Urban Christian Academy on E. 80th St. which accepted computer equipment & other electronics and tires and also provided on-site document shredding served residents in about 100 vehicles. About 200 tires were collected.
It was sponsored by 5th District Councilmembers Lee Barnes, Jr., and Ryana Parks-Shaw.
Additional cleanups for south Kansas City are planned for October.