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Thank you so much to our Neighborhood Action Team who helped with the tire recycling, unloading 568 tires. Thanks also to partners: Rolling Meadows, Garick Yard Waste, Performance Tire, Shawnee County Healthy Department and KDHE.
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Out of 700 national KAB affiliates, we were very privileged to receive one of just five national grants from Keep America Beautiful and Pepsi-Cola. With the help of our great partners the Citizens Academy of the TPD, we will have a presence recycling bottles and cans at the Capital City Food Truck Festival on June 3. Please remember to recycle your beverage bottles and cans if you are at this event.

The next Pepsi recycling event will be July 4. I will need volunteer help with that event. Please contact me if you are able to help. Philicia kab@kabtopsh.org or 224-0446.

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Upcoming Events:

June 12-16 TARC-1800 SW 42nd-free residential confidential paper shred 9:30 a.m.-3:00

June 13 KAB Monthly Meeting, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Ramada Inn Madison Street Diner, 420 E. 6th Topic will be: Curb Appeal, Elsie Gibeson

June 15 Master Gardener Presentation at TSCPL 7:00 p.m.—Master Gardener History/Garden Problems Jamie Kidd

June 17 Re-schedule of Earth Day free day Free Landfill Day 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 p.m. Rolling Meadows Landfill
Free Yard Waste Disposal 8:00am – 4:00pm — Garick Yard Waste Facility, I-70 and MacVicar – Tire Recycling at Performance Tire 8 am – noon

June 29 Weed Elimination Day Ted Ensley Gardens– meet 37th and West Edge Road-9am-12pm (volunteers needed)

July 4 Recycling with Pepsi at Spirit of Kansas– (volunteers needed)

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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
County.

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

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