Wednesday, February 26, 2014

And There They Sit.....

And there they sit.... Please encourage your friends, neighbors and family to bring their recycling bins up to the house from the street. Many people have no idea why the bins are there or know that they now belong to them. Take a minute to explain the program to folks that may not be aware. It will be a great help to the community as we begin curbside recycling in Shawnee. Thank you.

Curbside Recycling Begins in Shawnee!

After many years of effort on the part of Sustainable Shawnee and others, curbside recycling is underway! The blue bins are being delivered this week (February 24-28th) and the first recycling pick up is scheduled for Monday, March 3rd.

Here are some facts you need to know for next week:
  • Place your recycling bin next to your trash polycart on your regularly scheduled pick up day. Recycling and trash will be picked up on the same day.
  • Washing out food cans or bottles is optional but recommended especially during the summer months.
  • Cardboard and Glass can be recycled at the Central Disposal Drop-off Center (45th and Railroad tracks), 9am-5pm, M-F
  • Paper, Cardboard and Metals can be taken for recycling to the Faith 7 Center located at 301 S. Kennedy, 8:30-2pm, M-F. The large blue roll-off containers will be placed there. Call 275-4223 for more information.
  • The drop off center located at Homeland on Kickapoo and Independence will close on March 1st.
  • For households with 1-3 people, call Central Disposal and ask for a smaller trash polycart. They will deliver the bin to your house at no cost and you will save $3.00/month on your bill making curbside recycling free for you!
More additional details on what exactly to recycle and other information, visit

Thank you for your support and let's get started recycling!