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Drop off your outdated gadgets at Johnson County recycling event

Posted at 10:36 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 13:10:07-05

Now may be the perfect time to clean out your closet and get rid of your old electronics.

Bring those outdated, clunky gadgets to the Farmer's Market Pavilion in Johnson County to recycle from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday for an electronic recycling event.

This is a part of America Recycles Day and is sponsored by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Downtown Overland Park Partnership. It's a national initiative for Keep America Beautiful.

Everything is free except for TVs and monitors, which have a low disposal fee.

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment officials call the world's fast growing trash problem an electronic waste.

They say much of it contains hazardous materials and it’s important to recycle it responsibly.

There are several businesses downtown in Overland Park where you can now drop off papers you want shredded. ProShred will do that for free. It started on November 14 and goes through November 19.

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Belinda Post can be reached at belinda.post@kshb.com.

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