Reuse & repurpose

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Help keep hazardous waste from landfill

When Olathe, KS residents drop off hazardous waste products for recycling, the ReUse Center works to keep them out of the landfill by making reusable items available to Johnson County residents.

Shoppers can find household cleaners, paint, stain, disinfectant, antifreeze, brake fluid, aerosol sprays and more. For a complete list of available products, visit the ReUse […]

Make a solar oven and cook s’mores

Discover the power of the sun when you make this simple, solar oven and cook s’mores at this free, virtual Family Fun Night.

The Kansas City Plaza Library will host an online demonstration from 6:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, August 14. It’s geared for ages 7 to 12, but adults and families are encouraged to […]

Start the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

Whether the kids are learning in a school building or at home, here are ideas you can use for greener supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and even face masks as communities continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This school year, you may be looking for washable face masks for kids headed to the classroom. If you […]

Where can you recycle unusual items?

Many hard-to-recycle items like electronics, books and scrap metal can be recycled at three Kansas City locations.

Bridging The Gap operates the Kansas City, MO recycling centers from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at:

Deramus – 4707 Deramus Ave.
South – 5200 E. Red Bridge Road.
North – Pleasant Valley Park, 5601 NE […]

Recycle razors & help build a playground

When you recycle disposable razors, blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging, TerraCycle will help build a playground from recycled materials for a military medical center.

TerraCycle, a waste management company, partners with consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages — from dirty diapers to cigarette butts — that would otherwise end up […]