Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 5:57PM
Recycle old tennis shoes and holiday lights Nov. 17
Lee’s Summit City Hall is clearing out old files and recycling paper. Officials are encouraging you to do the same at home.
The city also is making available special bins for worn-out athletic shoes and holiday lights available this weekend.
It’s in support of America Recycles Day which was celebrated nationally on Nov. 15.
Kara Taylor, environmental program coordinator, said the city will be recycling about five tons of material. Plastic bottles, glass and newspapers can be recycled too.
She said this awareness promotion is different from city-sponsored shredding events. Don’t bring paper to City Hall. You should recycle paper from home through your normal method, either curbside or at a drop-off collection center.
The city also is collecting athletic shoes to be recycled into material for sports facility cushioning and playground resurfacing, Nov. 17 at the city’s North Recycling Center, 1951 NE Douglas St.
The center’s operation hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Another opportunity to reduce waste is Holiday Light recycling which begins Nov. 17 through Jan. 13, 2013 at the North Recycling Center. Drop your non-working strands of lights and they’ll be delivered to a workshop for people with disabilities in Kansas City where bulbs will be separated from wires and the materials will be recycled, Taylor said.
For more information on getting started with recycling call 816-969-1800.