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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2011
City’s Deramus recycling center set to reopen
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is advising residents that the City’s recycling center at 4707 Deramus Ave. will return to normal operating hours this week. The facility has been closed since May 16 to facilitate site improvements.
The City received a $49,679 grant from the Mid-America Regional Council to improve and update the recycling center. The site renovations include relocation of the site’s main office; stripping and resurfacing of the parking lot; and repairs and replacement of existing fencing, among other aesthetic improvements.
“This improvement project will make a tremendous difference for both the residents that use the site and the dedicated volunteers and staff who make this operation possible,” said Michael Shaw, manager of the City’s Solid Waste Division. “We appreciate the community’s patience during the temporary closure and are confident the improvements will yield benefits for years to come.”
The City provides three recycling centers for the community’s use. In addition to the location at 4707 Deramus Avenue, residents are encouraged to recycle at the recycling centers located at the Metro North Mall, 400 N.W. Barry Road, and the former Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot, 9051 Hillcrest Road.
Recycling facilities are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information about the City’s recycling programs and other Solid Waste services can be found online at www.KCMO.org/trash.
For more information about the City’s recycling efforts, contact Marleen Leonce of the Solid Waste Division, 816-513-2542.
Media inquiries should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer, 816-513-2659.