Recycling

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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Recycling Drive at Arrowhead Stadium Oct. 8

  Chiefs, Extra Yard for the Environment program is hosting a Recycling Drive in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium on October 8, 2016 from 8AM-1PM. Please enter through Gate 2 off Blue Ridge Cutoff and follow the direction of staff and signage. The event will take place in Lot M where snacks, hot dogs, … Continued

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Start Composting

  What is Compost? Compost is simply decomposed organic material such as leaves, grass clippings and kitchen scraps. While composting may seem mysterious or complicated, it’s really just a way to speed up the process of decomposition that happens naturally whether we are involved or not. Animals such as birds, organisms like centipedes and microorganisms … Continued

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Do You Know Where Your E-waste is Going?

In a long, low brick building in Kansas City’s West Bottoms is a non-profit called The Surplus Exchange, one of the most responsible recyclers in North America.  Founded in the late 80’s, The Surplus Exchange was the first company in Missouri or Kansas to achieve e-Steward certification, a standard set by the Basel Action Network, the … Continued

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Stop Junk Mail

The production and disposal of direct mail consumes over 100 million trees, 28 billion gallons of water and more energy than 3 million cars. Approximately 44% of junk mail goes to landfills unopened. Direct mail creates 10 billion pounds of solid waste, and it cost communities over $1 billion a year to collect and dispose of … Continued

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909 Walnut Receives Sustainability Award

On Friday, December 11, 2015, 909 Walnut is being awarded the MARC Solid Waste Management District Outstanding Program Award for their sustainability efforts onsite.  The award is meant to recognize an innovative or outstanding waste reduction or recycling program or project. With the help of Bridging The Gap, 909 Walnut has implemented an aggressive waste … Continued

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BTG Helps Veolia Launch Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

Veolia of Kansas City, a division of the French-owned, transnational firm Veolia Environment S.A , today announced the launch of a “Zero Waste to Landfill” initiative in its Kansas City facility in the River Market area. Veolia is the 4th known business in the metro to fully implement such an initiative company-wide. Working with Bridging The Gap, Veolia … Continued

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Missouri Recycled Products Directory Has New Loo

Thanks to its friends at Bridging the Gap, the Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA) is putting a new spin on the Missouri Recycled Products Directory. Formerly available in hard copy or as a static document online, the Missouri Recycled Products. Directory is now an interactive Web site at http://missourirecycledproducts.com. The site allows vendors to upload product … Continued

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