Hard to recycle collection event Nov. 2

City of Kansas City, MissouriLooking to clear out your basement or storage area? Just buy a new mattress and don’t know what to do with the old one? Have a few old tires in your garage? If you live in Kansas City, Missouri, here is your chance to properly dispose of those unwanted items. The city is sponsoring a ‘Hard to Recycle’ event on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot across the street from the Manual Career and Technical Center, 1215 East Truman Rd.

This recycling effort gives KCMO residents an opportunity to re-purpose larger, hard-to-recycle items in a responsible manner.

While many items such as tires, furniture and household hazardous waste will be accepted free of charge, there will be a charge (cash only) for the following items:

·         CRT monitors- $5

·         CRT TVs 26” or smaller- $30

·         CRT TVs 27” or larger- $50

·         Wood console and big screen/projection TVs- $50

·         LED/LCD/plasma TVs- $20

·         Anything containing Freon- $10

KCMO residents can always take certain household wastes free of charge to the city’s Environmental Campus, 4707 Deramus, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Acceptable items include paint, automotive products, hazardous liquids, flammables, lawn and garden products and pesticides.

For more information, contact Special Projects Coordinator Robert Woods at Robert.Woods@kcmo.org or (816) 513-8442. Media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202 or John.Baccala@kcmo.org.