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Recycle it all at Overland Park Extravaganza

You can recycle your old computers, shoes, garden tools, beds, furniture, clothes, light bulbs, bikes, dog kennels, building materials, wheelchairs, toys and more at the Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza this Saturday.

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 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. For more information, visit www.opkansas.org.

Items that can be recycled include:

  • Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, cell phones and stereos will be repurposed or responsibly recycled by Surplus Exchange. While most items will be accepted at no charge, there will be a fee of $10 for CRT computer monitors, TVs and projection type TVs.
  • Gently used shoes, including running shoes, work boots, dress shoes, sandals and cowboy boots are being collected by Shoe Kansas City in all sizes for children and adults.
  • Usable building materials will be collected by Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Building materials, hardware, fixtures and appliances will be collected. Donations may be tax deductible and will benefit Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s building projects.
  • Mattresses, box springs and bedding will be accepted by Sleepyhead Beds. Gently used, reusable items will be thoroughly sanitized and delivered free of charge to a family in need. Non-reusable items will be responsibly recycled and kept out of a landfill.
  • Garden tools will be collected by Kansas City Community Gardens. Acceptable items include shovels, spades, garden forks, cultivators, rakes (not leaf rakes), garden hand tools, wheelbarrows, watering wands and water heads.
  • Confidential documents will be shredded on site by ProShred Security. The suggested donation for this service is $5 for a standard file box and $10 for larger quantities.
  • Clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys and many other items.
  • Bicycles will be collected by Revolve to be repaired for reuse or recycled if unrepairable.
  • Up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per vehicle will be collected by Overland Park’s building maintenance division.
  • Fabric and notions will be collected by Fabric Recycles
  • Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower and bath chairs, crutches, hospital beds and more will be accepted by the Rehabilitation Institute to help individuals live as independently as possible.
  • Musical instruments will be accepted by Band of Angels, for donation to students unable to afford an instrument. However, keyboards, drums, pianos and organs cannot be accepted.
  • Pet supplies such as crates, kennels, dog beds, tog toys, cat and dog food, and scoopable cat litter supplies will be accepted by Unleashed Pet Rescue to help save the lives of homeless pets.

 

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