Overland Park, KS 66210
Make plans to recycle just about anything on Saturday, April 22, Overland Park's 2017 Spring Recycling Extravaganza.
In 2016, 81,000 pounds of electronics, 49,250 pounds of paper, 165 bicycles, 9,000 pounds of books, 540 pairs of shoes and truckloads of housewares and building material were dropped off at Overland Park's two recycling events.
The extravaganza offers an opportunity to recycle more materials than ever before. You can bring:
- 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.
- 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, housewares, small appliances, toys and many other items will be accepted by Goodwill.
- Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, cell phones and stereos will be responsibly recycled by Surplus Exchange. While most items will be accepted at no charge, there will be a fee of $20 for CRT monitors and TVs, as well as projection type TVs.
- Bicycles will be collected by RevolveKC. 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.
- Up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per vehicle will be collected by Overland Park's building maintenance division.
- Fabric and notions will be collected by Fabric Recycles.
- Garden tools are being collected by Kansas City Community Gardens. Other acceptable items include shovels, spades, garden forks, cultivators, rakes (not leaf rakes), garden hand tools, wheel barrows, watering wands and water heads.
- Gently used shoes are being collected including running shoes, work boots, dress shoes, sandals and cowboy boots. Shoe Kansas City ask for all sizes of shoes for both children and adults.
- Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower and bath chairs, crutches, hospital beds and more will be accepted by the Rehabilitation Institute to help individuals live as independently as possible.
- Pet supplies such as crates, kennels, dog beds, tog toys, cat and dog food, and scoopable cat litter supplies will be accepted by Unleashed Pet Rescue to help save the lives of homeless pets and pull them to safety.
- Donate musical instruments to Band of Angels, who will be on hand to accept your unwanted band or orchestra instruments, which will be provided to students unable to afford an instrument. Unfortunately, Band of Angels is unable to accept keyboards, drums, pianos and organs.
- Hardback and softcover books will be collected by BooksKC. It will use your books to provide individuals with disabilities jobs, job training and skill assessment.
- Used eyeglasses: prescription, readers, and sun glasses will be collected by the Overland Park Host Lions Club. After processing glasses are distributed by groups on medical mission trips, mainly in Latin America.
- Mattresses and box springs will be accepted for recycling by Avenue of Life for $15 each.