our mission

Working to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy, and community.

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community,” and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of donations to keep working. If you believe in our mission, please consider making an investment in BTG. Whether it’s $5 monthly through our Heritage recurring giving program or a one-time gift, we are extremely thankful!

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Our Programs

Bridging the Gap fulfills its mission through an extensive array of programs.

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If we each give a little, together we can acheive a lot!

Invest in BTG by becoming a Heritage Member

You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Member. Heritage Members invest in the future of our community with recurring monthly donations to BTG. You may invest as much or as little as you are able, which provides general services needed to support our work. We can all be part of a cleaner, healthier future. Thank you for dedication!

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Recycling Center Volunteers Needed after the Holidays!

Ho Ho Whoa! That’s a lot of holiday packaging! Help us manage the influx of post-holiday waste! Grab your family, and volunteer outside with us at the Metro North Community Recycling Center. Also, this is a great opportunity for students on holiday break. Volunteers assist patrons with unloading recyclables, and assist the site manager with breaking down cardboard, maintenance, and other needs. Click the button below for more details and to sign up!

Recycling Center Volunteers Needed after the Holidays!

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,500

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,281

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

KCMO Recycling Centers Closed January 14

Due to this weekend’s winter weather advisory and threat of a severe ice storm, the Kansas City Recycling Centers are closed. We will reopen the Recycling Centers for regular business on Wednesday, January 18, 9:00 AM. Centers affected are: 1) Metro North – 8729 N Summit St, KCMO 64155 2) Deramus – 4707 Deramus Ave. … Continued

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Please Attend 1/12 City Council Mtg; Help Our C

Dear friends residing in KCMO, This Thursday morning Jan. 12 at 9:30, 26th floor of City Hall, the City Council, Mayor and City Manager will hear public testimony about the General Obligation bond for the April 2017 ballot. This “G.O.” bond will raise $800 million over the next 20 years for city infrastructure projects, including … Continued

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High-ridin’, all-wheelin’ hybrids

The recent blasts of icy and snowy weather, which seem to have already dumped more frozen precipitation on Kansas City than we received all last winter, may have you thinking about switching to a vehicle with a higher ground-clearance and all-wheel drive (AWD). If you decide you need that capability, you can still benefit from … Continued

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KCMO receives 4-STAR community rating

Kansas City, Missouri, is joining a national fellowship of cities being recognized for innovative operating practices that contribute to a healthy environment, a strong economy and enhance the overall well-being of the community. The City earned a 4-STAR Community Rating for sustainability excellence, becoming the highest rated city in the state. Columbia and St. Louis … Continued

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NEW South Recycling Center Now Open!

We are very happy to announce that our South Recycling Center is now open at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137. We had to close the 3 Trails Recycling Center on Bannister Rd. for relocation on August 20th due to the Cerner Development in the old Bannister Mall area. Hours for the … Continued

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