Dumpster Days starts Friday

Dumpster Days, an opportunity for Wyandotte County residents to recycle electronics waste for a small fee and dispose of unwanted bulky items for free, will be held Friday and Saturday mornings.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 and 22 at Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs.

Those participating in the event will need to show proof of Wyandotte County residence with a driver’s license, utility bill or other document displaying their name and address.

Residents may bring items including electronics recycling, mattresses, furniture, appliances, fixtures, refrigerators, televisions and cathode ray tube televisions and monitors.

There will be a $40 charge for CRT computer screens, $20 for LCD-flat screen TVs, and $40 for CRT TVs. Cash only, exact change, will be accepted.

Items that will not be accepted include household hazardous waste, yard waste, batteries, storm debris, food waste, glass, plastics and other recycling, tires and demolition material.

Household hazardous waste may be taken to the HHW Center at 2443 S. 88th St., Kansas City, Kansas, for free. HHW dates for this year have passed, and residents may view dates in 2023 at wycokck.org/waste.

Recycling or yard waste may be taken to the Recycling and Yard Waste Center at 3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, for free. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, except on holidays, through Nov. 20.

For more information, visit wycokck.org/dumpsterdays.

How to recycle holiday trees

You can dispose of your natural holiday trees and help the environment at the same time by recycling them.

Holiday trees, wreaths and garlands are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills.

Communities are offering a number of ways to recycle the holiday trees, keeping them out of landfills and creating a useful product that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping and fish habitat in lakes.

Sites that are in the Unified Government park system are accepting natural holiday trees through Jan. 30. All tinsel, lights and ornaments must be removed.

Some drop-off holiday tree recycling sites in Wyandotte County include:

• Bonner Springs — North Park, 1200 S. 134th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-422-7010
• Kansas City, Kansas — Alvey Park, 4834 Metropolitan Ave., north side of the south parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — City Park, 2601 Park Drive, inside the park, to the right, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Stony Point Park, 531 N. 86th St, northeast corner of parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Bonner Springs, Kansas — Wyandotte County Park at Bonner Springs, 600 N. 126th St., ball field parking area, Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Missouri Organic, 1260 Alma St., Kansas City, Kansas, 816-483-0908

To see holiday tree recycling sites in other communities in the Greater Kansas City area, visit https://www.marc.org/News-Releases/12_2021/Treecycle-your-natural-holiday-tree-and-greenery.html.