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There will be a tire recycling event on October 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. sponsored by Shawnee County Solid Waste Department. Please limit your drop off to 5 tires per household. No large truck or tractor tires. Shawnee County residents only. Drop off will be at: 1515 NW Saline

We have a new event scheduled for Saturday, October 29, “Tricks, Treats and Tulips.” We will be assisting at Ted Ensley Gardens to plant tulips that will create a dazzling display next spring. The planting time is from 9 a.m. to noon. We will meet at 37th and West Edge Road at the covered shelter at the trail head. We hope that you will join us for fun, hot apple cider, treats and spider plants.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Please RSVP for this event. kab@kabtopsh.org -or- 224-0446.


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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

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

“Stop thinking about nature time as leisure time.

Time in nature is an essential investment in our children’s health and well-being (as well as our own). Changing our mindset will change our priorities; if we view nature time as essential to good health, we will be more likely to engage in it. Nurturing creativity and wonder is part of our responsibility as parents if we want to raise healthy, well-balanced children.”

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