News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2013
Recycle old electronics during “Get Your Green On” April 20
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is partnering with City Market and Surplus Exchange to host the “Get Your Green On” electronics recycling event Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Third and Walnut streets in the City Market.
Fees are reduced this year for dropping off large televisions and printers as well as CRT monitors, while many other items are free. A small fee is sometimes charged because the materials may contain lead and other hazardous elements. Surplus Exchange makes sure these materials are not shipped overseas or sent to local landfills by transporting them to Midwest Electronics Recovery in Iowa for safe destruction and recycling. During the past two years more than 10,000 pounds of electronics were recycled.
The fee schedule is below. Please leave original packaging at home. Only cash and checks will be accepted.
$15: CRT televisions
$10: CRT monitors
$ 5: Large printers
FREE: Monitors, microwaves, desktop printers, fax machines, stereos, VCRs, personal printers, CPUs, keyboards, computer mice, drives, cell phones and handheld games
Earth-friendly vendors will be present at the drop-off site, and StoneLion Puppet Theatre will perform “Puppets for the Planet” at Market Square. In addition, Bridging the Gap will hold EarthWalk, a three-mile fundraising walk along the Riverfront Heritage Trail, and the weekend-long Community Yard Sale will set up in City Market Park.
To learn more about the City’s green initiatives, visit the KC Green page at www.kcmo.org/kcgreen.