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Recycling events set for electronics, holiday lights, paper shredding

The holidays are coming! De-clutter your household by taking advantage of three special recycling events announced by the City of Kansas City, Mo.

Electronics may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Sprint Center, 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. Vintage Tech will accept computers, wires and cables, scanners, laptops, computer parts, microwaves, CRTs and LCDs, battery back-ups, cell phones, monitors, computer mice, CD/VCR/DVD players, printers, keyboards, stereo equipment, televisions, MP3 players, fax machines, PDAs and video game consoles. A tax-deductible donation of $5 to $15 per item ($25 per wooden console television) is suggested. Participants may enter a drawing to win tickets to upcoming Sprint Center events.

Paper shredding will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at the City’s Metro North Recycling Center, 400 N.W. Barry Road. Media Services will accept all kinds of paper with a three-box/bag limit. A tax-deductible donation of $5 is suggested.

The above events are being hosted by Keep Kansas City Beautiful and Bridging The Gap in cooperation with the City of Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate America Recycles Day. For more information contact Sadie Gardner at 816-561-1061 x135 or

Holiday lights and extension cords may be recycled at the City’s three drop-off recycling centers from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. The centers are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday:

    • North—Metro North Mall (northwest parking lot), 400 N.W. Barry Road

    • South—former Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot, 9051 Hillcrest Road

    • Environmental Campus—4707 Deramus Ave.

For more information on recycling by the City of Kansas City, Mo., contact Marleen Leonce, program manager of KC Recycles, at 816-513-2542, or visit


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