e News . . .

E-Cycle Event to be held October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Kansas ExpoCentre, 1 ExpoCentre Drive.

Bring your electronics for Free Recycling. If it has a cord, or runs on batteries, they will take it. Fee for TV’s and CRT Monitors $15 (19″ or smaller) and $30 (20″ or larger). Includes rear projection and console TV’s.

Cash only! For more information call: 368-4470 or MGLAUDE@Topeka.org

Not accepted: Used batteries, ballasts, VHS tapes, CD’s, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, appliances and light bulbs
Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

September 23—9-11 a.m. we will be planting trees along the 10th Street trail of Gage Park

September 30 and October 1—10 a.m. – 4 p.m. we will work at the Snack Shack at Apple Festival—shifts will be two hours each

October 28—9 a.m. to noon—Planting tulips at Ted Ensley Gardens

Recycle your eclipse glasses by taking them to the Girl Scout office next to Hy-Vee or contact Wrylie Guffey at wguffey@topeka.org or 368-9132.


Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County

Announces new Safe Sharps Disposal program

Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County in partnership with Shawnee County Solid Waste announces a new Safe Sharps Disposal program. The kick-off was held November 7th at the Shawnee County Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility (HHW) at 131 NE 46th Street. More than 200 people attended the event with 60 of the new sharps containers being distributed.

With this new sustainable program, residents of Shawnee County can pick up a container free of charge while supplies last. Once the container is full of sharps, they can return those back to the HHW Facility for proper disposal. Shawnee County’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility will implement the on-going program as part of its commitment to keep hazardous material out of the local landfill.

This program is brought to you through a collaboration with Shawnee County Solid Waste, Waste Management, and Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee

For more information: call Philicia at (785) 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

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In the Spotlight

SpotlightThis part of our new website will be dedicated to featuring businesses or individuals who follow good environmental practices.  If you would like to see your business featured here, or if you would like to honor an individual for their best environmental efforts who give back to this community, please send information to kab@kabtopsh.org

Topeka Community Cycle Project works to broaden access to cycling in Topeka through hands-on education and bike repair. We know that bikes can lead to self-reliance, sustainability and healthful living, so to that end, we are committed to the reclamation and distribution of new and used bicycles to community members. TCCP is located in downtown Topeka, Kansas. http://cycleproject.org/

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