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KCMO residents recycle hazardous materials free at city-sponsored event

Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 01:03:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents of Kansas City, Missouri, received encouragement to clean out unwanted and unneeded potentially hazardous items Saturday with a free recycling event sponsored by the city.

Old TVs, worn-out sofas, and paint were among the items KCMO residentys dropped off as 357 cars took advantage of the chance for a fall purge from 8 a.m. to noon.

The city will make sure the items are disposed of properly.

"To be very honest with you, we will take almost anything you can bring," KCMO spokesperson John Baccala said. "The whole point of this is to dispose of these items properly. This is the best way to do so."

Petroleum products and other household chemicals; electronic waste, including old computer monitors and old phones; mattresses; and other home goods also were accepted.

Residents who missed the event, can still drop off items for free at the city's Environmental Campus, 4707 Deramus, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thurdays and Fridays with a bill showing their address and a photo ID.