On Saturday, April 27, In conjunction with Electronics Recycling, and along with corporate sponsor Black & Veatch, 11401 Lamar, the Overland Park 2013 Spring Recycling Extravaganza will offer opportunities to recycle more materials than ever before. This is an excellent opportunity to remove some of the clutter, especially some items that aren’t as easy to dispose of.
You can bring:
- Medications – The Overland Park Police Department will be accepting any unwanted or expired medication for proper disposal.
- Confidential documents, which will be destroyed on site by ProShred Security, and you can watch. The suggested donation for this service is $5 for a standard file box and $10 for larger quantities.
- Cell phones will be collected by Sprint. Your old cell phone has moved from your hip, pocket or purse into a drawer or cabinet and is ready for recycling. Sprint will be on hand to make certain your phone is properly recycled while benefiting great charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of America.
- Usable building material will be collected by Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Donate your new and usable building materials, hardware, fixtures and appliances to ReStore. Your donations may be tax deductible, and will benefit Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s building projects.
- Clothing will be collected by Goodwill Industries. Clothing, housewares, small appliances, furniture, toys and many other items will be accepted.
- Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs and stereos will be responsibly recycled by Surplus Exchange. While most items will be accepted at no charge, there will be a fee of $10 for monitors, and $10-$25 for TVs.
- Bicycles will be collected by Revolve. Give your unwanted bike new life and bring a smile to another by donating it. Revolve will repair and reuse whatever is feasible on your old bike and recycle the rest.
- Used carpet and padding will be collected by Deffenbaugh and recycled by Heritage Recycling for use in manufacturing polypropylene pellets, which are used to make buckets, as well as plastic parts in the automobile industry.
Here is the link to the official event page. We hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity to recycle and maybe even help area not-for-profits out!