Need a place to get rid of that old freezer, cell phone or most anything else with a cord or battery? The city has partnered with the Parkville Commons, Tech Express, and MRC Recycling, to collect basically everything that has a cord or battery (working or not). Items accepted at no charge include: computers, printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, cell phones, pagers, radios, scanners, speakers, VCR, DVD, fax machines, answering machines, televisions, stereos, non-PCB ballast, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, microwaves, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (must have gas and oil removed), refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers and other kitchen and home appliances. There will be a charge to recycle CRT and projection TVs (old TVs) – up to 27” are $15 each and 28” and over are $35 each. Please call Brian with MRC at (816) 785-7385 to confirm if an item will be accepted.
The collection will be held November 4th, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until the recycling truck is full) in the north parking lot at Parkville City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue. An additional event will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of December. Based on demand additional dates may be added. Watch the webpage and social media for related announcements. The goal is to make recycling convenient and safe for Parkville and to help keep 100% recyclable material out of area landfills.
Check out the MRC brochure here.