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Recycle (almost) everything this weekend

Recycle your old computers, glasses, furniture, clothes, bikes, dog kennels, building materials, toys, and more this weekend.

It’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning, and donate items that could be reused by charities and local organizations before heading to the landfill.

On Saturday, April 20, take advantage of a one-stop recycling and donation event at the Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza. 

The recycling collection is open to everyone, including non-residents, and will accept many items that are more difficult to recycle.

It will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Black & Veatch headquarters, 11401 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS.

The following items will be accepted:

Disposal and Recycling

  • Medications
  • Electronics and small appliances (less than 10 pounds). $20 per TV. Cash or cards accepted.
  • Tires (up to eight tires per visitor)

Reuse and Donate

All reuse items must be in good or salable condition when donated.

  • Clothing
  • Building materials – Usable project leftovers or remodel removals
  • Toys
  • Furniture – Usable furnishings in good condition
  • Eyeglasses – Prescription, readers, or sunglasses
  • Musical instruments – No pianos, organs, or drums
  • Shoes
  • Fabric (unused): yardage, remnants, precuts, partially completed quilt tops; notions: thread, needles, pins, scissors, cutters, mats, rulers; knitting & crochet: yarn, needles, hooks
  • Bikes
  • Pet Supplies (for catsdogs, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs) – beds, food and water bowls, harnesses, leashes, collars, brushes, carriers, kennels, surgery cones, playpens, towels, blankets, cat litter, food/treats (can be opened, but must be in original packaging). Items cannot be heavily soiled/strong odors. No used litter boxes.
  • Solar eclipse glasses – Gently used, undamaged solar eclipse glasses can be repurposed to allow children in parts of the world with limited access to these resources the opportunity to view future eclipse events.

Friends of Johnson County Library will collect gently used books, cookbooks, textbooks, complete puzzles, CDs and DVDs.

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