Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012 4:35PM
Bike recycling scheduled
BY Russ Pulley
Make more room in the garage by getting rid of that bicycle that has two flats and the chain off.
Lee’s Summit is holding its second bicycle recycling event Sept. 8, in conjunction with its ongoing paper shredding days.
Kara Taylor, environmental program coordinator for Lee’s Summit, said 76 bikes were collected in June at the city’s first event for RevolveKC, a non-profit in Kansas City which refurbishes the bikes and redistributes them.
“They want bikes, all sizes and shapes, they don’t care if it’s pieces or parts,” Taylor said. “It’s another way to keep material out of the waste stream.”
The bikes are rebuilt at RevolveKC’s shop in Kansas City, near the University of Missouri Kansas City campus. RevolveKC has an Earn-a-Bike programs to put them back to use, more information is available at www.revolvekc.org.
Lee’s Summit’s shredding event is for residents and businesses to get rid of sensitive documents, up to four paper grocery bags full. It isn’t necessary to remove paper clips and staples but do remove plastic covers and binders of any kind prior to arriving.
The recycling event is schedule for 9-11 a.m at the City Hall parking lot, Second and Green streets, between the parking garage and City Hall.
At previous shredding events the city has collected more than 5,000 pounds of paper, Taylor said.