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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Community recycling event on April 15

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The Cities of Merriam and Shawnee are once again collaborating on a community-wide recycling event to provide an opportunity for residents to drop off a variety of items in one convenient location. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 8-11 a.m. in the parking lot of Lee Jeans at 9001 West 67th St., behind Carmax, east of I-35. A variety of items will be accepted, including consumer electronics, bicycles, latex paint, and old documents that will be securely and professionally disposed.


Most items will be recycled for free, but there will be a $20 charge to recycle televisions. A donation of $5-$10 per file box is suggested for document shredding, a portion of which will benefit the Merriam Parks, Recreation and Community Center Foundation, and the Shawnee Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. Bicycles brought to the event will be refurbished and redistributed to various community organizations by the City of Shawnee.


Johnson County Household Hazardous will collect unneeded latex paint. No paint from commercial institutions, oil-based paint, or other household hazardous items will be accepted.


What: Community Recycling Event hosted by the Cities of Merriam and Shawnee

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 8-11 a.m.

Where: Lee Jeans Parking Lot (9001 West 67th Street, behind Carmax, east of I-35)


For additional information regarding this event and volunteer opportunities, please contact Merriam Communications Manager Andy Graham at 913-322-5507.

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