Working to break the cycle of poverty in greater Kansas City, Avenue of Life is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District to recycle mattresses and supply jobs to individuals with barriers to employment.

Avenue of Life is an organizations whose mission is to “mobilize our community to equip and empower low-income individuals and families to be self-sustained and independent.”

The grand opening for Avenue of Life’s new mattress recycling facility will be held on Nov., 14, 12 – 2 p.m., 5117 E. 31st St., Kansas City, MO.

Mattress recycling will create new jobs while protecting the environment. Employees deconstruct mattresses to be recycled, diverting waste from landfills, and selling the salvaged materials to be reused in the manufacturing of new products.

The facility will also offer business training, apprenticeships, job fairs and additional employment-fostering resources.

Mattresses and box springs can be picked up for a donation of $10 each, or they can be dropped them off for $5.

The ribbon cutting be Nov., 14 from 12 – 2 p.m., 5117 E. 31st St., Kansas City, MO. RSVP appreciated to Nadja Karpilow, karpilow@marc.org. For more information, visit Avenue of Life.