Hi friends. It’s Jason with “news you can use” this week!
If you’re like me, you have a couple of filing boxes full of stuff that needs to be shredded and a few old computers sitting around collecting dust. The time for that’s over, and I’ve got a great event to tell you about! There’s a big shredding and recycling event happening on October 18th, 2014 from 8am to 2pm that’s hosted by Black and Veatch (thanks to Kandy at Home Rental Services for letting me know!) It’s probably the biggest event like this that’s ever happened in Kansas City, and a ton of not-for-profits will be there to take all kinds of things off your hands. The list of what you can bring is below, as well as the organizations that will be there.
You may be wondering why I’m blogging about this today. I can’t tell you how often I get asked how to get rid of used computers. Nobody wants to dump a bunch of potentially hazardous material in the landfill, and many places won’t take computer donations. They just aren’t set up for it.
That said, Surplus Exchange is all about taking care of that for you. We have been recommending Surplus Exchange to businesses for years now and they do a great job. If you have enough old equipment (at least ten items), they are willing to come to your office and pick it all up. Of course, there is a small recycling fee for each item, but it is the right thing to do instead of putting one or two items out for big item pickup day each year! And that is just one of the ten organizations that will be at the event.
I hope this is something you’ll be able to take advantage of and get your world a little more organized. We will be dropping off a couple of boxes of paper to be shredded and some computer gear to be recycled!
Location for the Event
October 18th, 2014 from 8am – 2pm
Black & Veatch
11401 Lamar Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Map and Directions
What You Can Bring
- Confidential documents, which will be destroyed on site by ProShred Security, and you can watch. The suggested donation for this service is $5 for a standard file box and $10 for larger quantities.
- Cell phones will be collected by Sprint. Your old cell phone has moved from your hip, pocket or purse into a drawer or cabinet and is ready for recycling. Sprint will be on hand to make certain your phone is properly recycled while benefiting great charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of America.
- Usable building material will be collected by Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Donate your new and usable building materials, hardware, fixtures and appliances to ReStore. Your donations may be tax deductible, and will benefit Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s building projects.
- Clothing will be collected by Goodwill Industries. Clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys and many other items will be accepted.
- Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs and stereos will be responsibly recycled by Surplus Exchange. While most items will be accepted at no charge, there will be a fee of $10 for monitors, and $10-$25 for TVs.
- Bicycles will be collected by Revolve. Give your unwanted bike new life and bring a smile to another by donating it. Revolve will repair and reuse whatever is feasible on your old bike and recycle the rest.
- Up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per vehicle will be collected by Overland Park’s building maintenance division.
- Fabric and notions will be collected by Fabric Recycles.
- Garden tools are being collected by Kansas City Community Gardens. Other acceptable items include shovels, spades, garden forks, cultivators, rakes (not leaf rakes), garden hand tools, wheel barrows, watering wands and water heads.
- Gently used shoes are being collected including running shoes, work boots, dress shoes, sandals and cowboy boots. Shoe Kansas City ask for all sizes of shoes for both children and adults.
- Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower and bath chairs, crutches, hospital beds and more will be accepted by the Coalition for Independence to allow individuals to live as independently as possible.
Please Contact Jim Twigg with any Questions