JCDHE and partners working together to host recycling event
In celebration of Earth Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Kiewit, ProShred, Secure e-Cycle and ScrapsKC are hosting an electronics recycling, paper shredding and reuse event on Monday, April 18th from 9 a.m. to noon.
Any resident can drop off “anything with a cord” to be properly recycled, as well as paper that will be securely shredded. ScrapsKC will also be accepting usable school and office supplies.
All electronic items are free except TVs ($30 each) and CRT monitors ($15 each), cash and check only. There is no charge for paper shredding.
The event is at Kiewit, 8900 Renner Blvd in Lenexa, in the north parking lot off 89th Street. Johnson County staff and volunteers will be there to unload the recyclable items from vehicles.
“Johnson County is pleased to partner with so many great companies to provide electronics and paper recycling options, keeping them out of the landfill,” said Brandon Hearn, education and outreach coordinator for JCDHE. “One of the world’s fastest growing trash problems is electronic waste. It’s important to recycle it responsibly because so much of it contains hazardous materials. We are also excited to include our reuse partner, ScrapsKC this year to allow usable school and office supplies to be collected for reuse.”