Make plans to recycle just about anything on Saturday, October 27 at Overland Park's 2018 Fall Recycling Extravaganza.
October's Recycling Extravaganza event was a success, preventing tons of recyclables from winding up in the landfill. All together, our community recycled:
- 142,902 pounds of electronics.
- 61,500 pounds of paper.
- 22,000 pounds of housewares.
- 1,175 pounds of pet supplies.
- 528 pairs of glasses.
- 487 fluorescent tube bulbs.
- 91 mattresses or box springs.
- 587 pairs of shoes.
- 221 bicycles.
- Three box trucks full of reusable building material, and more.
Unless otherwise noted, all items can be recycled free of charge.
To learn more about the vendors providing recycling services, click the link to their websites in the list.
You can bring:
- Small appliances
- Building materials that can be reused
- Fully-functional appliances (no dishwashers will be accepted)
- Confidential documents for shredding (Suggested $5 donation, paper clips, staples, spiral binders will be accepted.)
- Computer terminals, laptops, radios, stereos, printers, keyboards, CD players, printers, cell phones, electronic parts, etc.
- CRT monitors ($20 each)
- CRT TVs 26" and smaller ($30 each)
- Rear projection TVs, console TVs and CRT TVs 27" and larger ($50 each)
- Eyeglasses: prescription, readers and sunglasses
- Fluorescent tube lights (10 tubes per vehicle maximum. No compact fluorescent bulbs will be accepted.)
- Garden tools
- Mattresses and box springs ($15 each)
- Medical equipment:
- CPAP machines
- Hospital beds
- Shower chairs
- Small musical instruments (no pianos, organs, keyboards or drum sets will be accepted.)
- Pet supplies:
- Unopened dog and cat food
- Cat litter
- Prescription medication
- Gently-used shoes
We still need volunteers for this event. Sign up online.