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City holds south Kansas City hazardous waste cleanup Saturday

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, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon at Ervin Middle School, 10503 Greenwood Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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 300 vehicles that arrive. Trash and electronics will not be collected at this event.

Residents unable to attend the event may 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.

A.B.O.P.T. is sponsored by the City of Kansas City, Mo.; Ruskin Heights Homes Association; Southern Communities Coalition; Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council; and the South Kansas City Alliance.

For more information or media inquiries about this A.B.O.P.T event, please call Sean Demory, public information officer for the Public Works Department, at 816-513-0059.

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


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