John G. McGrath — The Hale Center for Journalism
Residents of Cass County, Mo., can now participate in the regional household hazardous waste collection program. Previously, only certain towns participated in the program; now all residents, including those that live in unincorporated areas of the county are included. The residents can take their waste to any of three yearly mobile collection events or year round at permanent facilities in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit.
“A lot of people don’t know about the permanent facilities,” Nadja Karpilow, HHW program coordinator, said. “We really want to get the word out to unincorporated areas that they can take them there all year around, not just the mobile event, but the permanent facilities too.”
According to a press release, the mobile events will be held in Belton and Harrisonville later this year. Details on the events will be advertised in local newspapers closer to the event dates.
The permanent facilities are located in Kansas City, just south of the Chouteau Bridge at 4707 Deramus, and Lee’s Summit, at 2101 SE Hamblin Rd. at the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park.
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