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Recycle (almost) everything this weekend

Recycle your old computers, mattresses, shoes, furniture, clothes, bikes, dog kennels, building materials, toys, and more at recycling events this weekend. It’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning, and to donate items that could be reused by charities and local organizations before heading to the landfill.

On Saturday, April 22, these free, Earth Day recycling events will be hosted in Missouri and Kansas.

Un-Dumpster Day & Earth Day Festival 

Declutter and do good at the free Un-Dumpster Day and Earth Day Festival hosted by Re.Use.Full on April 22 at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO.

Clean out your closets, garage, basement and office and bring your still-good stuff to this one-stop drop for donations to support local charities. The event is designed to collect items you would feel proud to give to a friend.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Books and magazines
  • Building materials and tools
  • Craft and office supplies
  • Diapers and hygiene products
  • Home decor and kitchenware
  • Mattresses
  • Musical instruments
  • Pet supplies
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • File disposal and paper shredding
  • Tire disposal

The donation drop-off will be held 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. See the full list of accepted items.

Stick around for the free Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring DJ Darron Story from 107-3 KC’s R&B and Hip Hop, upcycled planter projects, seed-planting, and gardening and composting workshops. And, don’t miss the upcycled art pop-up makerspace.

To learn more, visit

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza

Take advantage of a one-stop recycling event at the Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza on April 22.

The recycling collection is open to everyone, including non-residents, and will accept many items that are more difficult to recycle. The event also works with community partners to donate reusable items.

It will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Black & Veatch headquarters, 11401 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Building materials, hardware, fixtures and appliances
  • Clothing
  • Craft supplies: fabric remnants, sewing machines, irons, ironing boards, yarn, needles, scissors, cutters, mats, rulers
  • Durable medical equipment: wheelchairs, walkers, shower and bath chairs, crutches and hospital beds
  • Electronics: Computers, TVs, printers, stereos, cables, keyboards, etc. Most items accepted free of charge, and monitors, TVs, projectors are $10 per item
  • Furniture
  • Glasses: prescription eyeglasses, readers and sunglasses
  • Housewares, small appliances, and toys
  • Mattresses and box springs: $10 recycling fee
  • Pet supplies: crates, kennels, dog beds, dog toys, cat and dog food and scoopable cat litter supplies
  • Shoes: Gently used athletic, work boots, dress shoes, sandals and cowboy boots
  • Confidential document shredding on site for a suggested donation of $5 for a standard file box
  • Musical instruments (no pianos, organs, keyboards or drum sets)
  • Prescription drug collection

For more information, visit

Lee’s Summit RecycleFEST

Do some spring cleaning and recycle hard-to-recycle items at the Lee’s Summit RecycleFEST on Saturday, April 22.

The recycling collection will accept many items that are more difficult to recycle.

It will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on April 22 at the city’s maintenance facility, 1971 SE Hamblen Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO.

The following items will be accepted:

  • Confidential document shredding (limit four paper grocery sacks per household)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Cell phones
  • License plates
  • Tennis balls
  • Golf balls
  • Keys
  • Wine corks
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Bicycles (working adult bikes)
  • Athletic shoes
  • Prescription pill bottles (empty and labels removed)
  • Crayons

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