The Unified Government’s Public Works Department announced the community’s first Dumpster Days, an event to help residents recycle electronics waste and dispose of unwanted bulky items like old mattresses and furniture for free.
The event will be held in the parking lot of the former Kmart location at 7836 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112, on October 22 & 23 from 8 AM to 1 PM.
“These free WyCo Dumpster Day events are part of on-going efforts to reduce blight and trash in the community, making our neighborhoods more beautiful, healthy, and desirable,” said Mayor/CEO David Alvey. “This two-day drop-off site provides all residents an opportunity to recycle electronics and dispose of large, unwanted bulky items at an accessible centralized location, and it is another public service intended to improve the overall quality of life in Wyandotte County.”
Visitors will need to show proof of Wyandotte County residency with something displaying their name and address, like a driver’s license or utility bill. Items accepted include electronics recycling, mattresses, furniture, refrigerators, general appliances, fixtures, microwaves, freezers, televisions, and more. Television disposal is $35. Cash only. Exact change is required.
Items that cannot be accepted include:
- All Household Hazardous Waste
- Yard waste
- Storm debris
- Food waste
- Construction demolition material
- Any item from businesses, non-profits, or other commercial entities
These items will be turned away at the event. For the full list of accepted items, visit the Dumpster Days FAQ.
Items not accepted at this event may be taken to the Recycling & Yard Waste or the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal centers. For yard waste, storm debris, and recycling, Wyandotte County residents may use the Recycling & Yard Waste Center at 3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, KS 66102, at no charge. Household Hazardous Waste may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center at 2443 South 88th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111.
The last HHW event of 2021 is October 16, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
For more information, call (913) 573-5311 or visit wycokck.org/DumpsterDays.