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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, 816-513-0232

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2012

City hosts household hazardous waste collection June 2

City of Kansas City, Mo., residents may safely and sustainably recycle their household hazardous waste, unwanted confidential documents, leaves and brush at the A.B.O.P.T (Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil, Paint and Tire) Collection Event on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Robert J. Mohart Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.

The City will be on hand to collect and safely dispose of antifreeze; car and household batteries; oil (automotive, cooking, heating, etc.); paint; paint-related chemicals, such as strippers, thinners and varnishes; and tires.

Residents may bring their unwanted confidential documents to the onsite Proshred Mobile Shredding Truck for secure shredding and disposal. Proshred will accept all types of paper, including those with staples, paper clips, three ring binders, spiral notebooks and most office materials. Residents can watch their materials be shredded to make certain their secure disposal. All materials shredded will be recycled.

A leaf and brush dumpster will be onsite for residents to dispose their leaves, yard waste, brush and tree trimmings. All items must be in paper bags, not plastic.

This event is for Kansas City, Mo., residents only, and participants should bring proof of residency. Space is limited to the first 400 vehicles that arrive. Trash and electronics will not be collected at this event.

This event is sponsored by the City of Kansas City, Mo., and Heartland Community Connection in partnership with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Blue Hills Community Services, Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Bridging the Gap, Keep Kansas City Beautiful, Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, Community Blood Center, Green Impact Zone and Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

Residents unable to make this event can attend another A.B.O.P.T. Collection Event on Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at 220 N.W. Metro North Drive (behind the Metro North Mall at the Old Theatre) or at Ervin Elementary School on Saturday, Sept 22, time yet to be determined.

Residents may also drop off their household hazardous waste year-round at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 4707 Deramus Ave. This facility is open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or media inquiries about this A.B.O.P.T event, please call Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department, at 816-513-0232.

To learn more about the City’s household hazardous waste, recycling, tire and leaf/brush drop-off sites, please visit www.kcmo.org/trash.

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