This spring, the City of Parkville will place recycle bins in six areas throughout English Landing and Platte Landing parks to collect plastic bottles, paper and aluminum cans from park users. The City was awarded a grant by the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Solid Waste Management District to collect recycled materials and help keep trash out of the landfill.
The MARC Solid Waste Management District awarded the City a $1,980 grant in October 2017 for six recycle bins to be placed in several areas of the parks. Five bins will be placed in English Landing Park and one bin will be placed in Platte Landing Park. Each bin will hold 33 gallons of aluminum cans, paper and plastic products. Standardized labels from “Recycle Across America” will be attached to each bin to show park users which recycled products are accepted. The City will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the bins.
The MARC Solid Waste Management District offers grants to city and county governments, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations and other interested parties within the district for various programs including education, waste reduction, re-use, recycling, composting, collection and processing, research and development and market development for products made with diverted materials. The District represents Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.
Mayor Nan Johnston said, “We are pleased to offer recycling services in our parks. Visitors will have the option to recycle in the park, just like they do at home. Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, prevents pollution and helps preserve natural resources. The City is excited to expand this service to our park visitors.”
For more information about the recycle bins contact Public Works Director Alysen Abel at (816) 741-7676.