Recycling

Announcement! Ripple Teams Up with BTG

  Keeping Glass Out of the Trash… Ripple Glass, Kansas City’s hometown glass recycler, has recycled over 1 billion bottles and jars since 2009. Their 100+ locations in the Kansas City metropolitan region have saved enough energy to power every house in Kansas City for 18 days! Not too shabby! As Ripple continues to grow their program – you may … Continued

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – In That Order

  By: Grant Janssen In a recent presentation, Cassandra Ford, BTG’s Business Recycling Program Manager, spoke to a group of representatives for a hotel chain, which includes Kansas City’s Westin Hotel at Crown Center.  One of the slides included a waste hierarchy graphic, which shows a set of priorities for the efficient use of resources.  This … Continued

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Volunteer: Zero Waste Festival

Volunteers Wanted! Who loves recycling, voting and music?!  Bridging The Gap is proud to partner with Northland Progress’ In for Ten Voting Rights Festival.  Volunteers will help us reach our goal of making this a zero waste-to-landfill festival! Date:  Saturday, August 26 Two shifts: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm Sign Up 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm … Continued

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No ifs, ands or butts:

Put out your cigarettes, then put ’em in the trash! According to the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), a Keep America Beautiful Initiative, cigarette butts are still the most littered item in the US despite the steep decline in smoking rates in recent decades. One problem the CLPP found is that many smokers don’t think of cigarettes … Continued

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Electronics Recycling Event

  Friday, July 28 from 9 am – 1 pm Sprint Center @ 1407 Grand Boulevard in front of the box office   Bring electronics (anything with a cord or battery) for recycling and your boxes of paper for secure shredding!  Fees apply for some electronics* and a $10 tax-deductible donation to Bridging The Gap … Continued

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Honoring Fred W. Hoffower

Honoring Fred W. Hoffower   Today we are honoring a member of our ‘tribe’ who has passed on.  Fred Hoffower was a longtime patron at our old Bannister Recycle Center, a volunteer and eventually a Bridging The Gap employee as a part-time fill in Recycling Center Manager. Fred’s infectious spirit and dedication to the environment … Continued

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Rigid Plastics Now Accepted at Deramus Recycling

KCMO’s Community Recycling Center located at 4707 Deramus Avenue now accepts RIGID PLASTICS for recycling. Make sure that buckets, tubs and jugs are empty; playsets and shelving are disassembled and metal components are removed from items (don’t worry about small screws). One final note, no pieces larger than 3’ by 5’ can be accepted. Acceptable items … Continued

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week! What is your volunteer story? Through our collective stories we create the narrative needed to propel others to take action. With collective action, we can create positive change. Together, we are preserving prairies, forests, and glades with KC WildLands; planting thousands of trees with Heartland Tree Alliance; removing litter from local … Continued

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Now You Can Donate Used Medical Equipment

For years, we have had a partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of KC (RIKC) to recycle hard- and soft-cover books we collect at the drop-off recycling centers we manage for KCMO. We’re now pleased to report that RIKC recently expanded their services to accept donations of Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Donors are able to deduct … Continued

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Your favorite fleece might be causing harm to ou

By Guest Blogger, E. Hughes Pembroke Hill School I am always cold.  Always.  So, my Patagonia fleece has become something of a wardrobe staple.  I wear it everywhere: to school, on errands, to sports practices, to sleep, to dinner with the family, and, to my mother’s dismay, to special events. (What can I say, desperate … Continued

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Earth Day Recycling Event

The City will be hosting a collection event across from the Emmanuel Tech Center on April 22, 2017. Residents will have the opportunity to responsibly dispose of a host of items such as tires, electronics, yard waste, clothes, furniture, mattresses and building materials.        

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Don’t trash those single-use batteries any

It is possible to recycle single-use alkaline and lithium batteries in metro-KC again. Not so long ago there was no energy- and cost-effective way to recycle single-use batteries, but that has changed. However, the recyclable materials in single-use batteries are still of limited value, so there are only three places in the metro area to … 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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38 Mayors Write an Open Letter to President-elec

This open letter was sent to the President-elect on November 22, 2016.  It is signed by Kansas City, Missouri’s Mayor Sly James and 37 other mayors across the United States.   Dear President-elect Trump, As Mayors, we have taken it upon ourselves to take bold action within our cities to tackle the climate crisis head-on. … Continued

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Scraps KC: A great new way to say (the second) R

While recycling has gotten by far the most attention in American society (because it requires the least of us), the first two of the three Rs – Reduce and Reuse – have far more potential to really change the way we relate to the rest of the living world. Lucky for us, Kansas City’s West … Continued

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Your top recycling questions answered!

Do I keep the caps ON or take them OFF my plastic bottles? Great news: Plastic caps are now recyclable at our drop-off centers and in most area curbside recycling programs (check your hauler’s guidelines to be sure), but you do need to screw them back tight onto your plastic bottles after you rinse the … Continued

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3 Trails / Bannister Recycling Center Permanentl

  Bridging The Gap’s 3 Trails / Bannister Recycling Center is permanently closed due to the Cerner development. We are currently in negotiations for a new location. Information will be posted as soon as we have more details. We thank the community for their interest regarding the relocation of the South Recycling Center. We’re always … Continued

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Free tire collection events this fall

Partner with your neighborhood group to pick up and roll in old tires at free tire collection events! Neighborhood organizations can collect and deliver waste tires to the city’s Environmental Campus at 4707 Deramus on the following dates: Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 5, 2016 Nov. 19, 2016   Tire amnesty collections are usually held the … Continued

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