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Other Great American Cleanup services and events include:

March 1 through May 31-Advantage Metals, in partnership with the Keep American Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County program, is continuing their sponsorship of an aluminum can recycling program. Tell them you are with Keep America Beautiful and you will receive a five cent bonus over market price on each pound of cans recycled. Advantage Metals, 1628 NW Gordon. Hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon.

May 7 and June 4 from 9 a.m. – noon –Shawnee County Household Hazardous Waste Special Collection Event – sponsored by Shawnee County Solid Waste Department. Collection of wastes such as household cleaners, pesticides, paint & similar products will be collected free of charge. Open to Shawnee County residents, households only, no businesses. Just East of Topeka Blvd. & North 46th Street. For questions call 286-4381

Volunteer opportunities include:

Please RSVP for these events.
For additional information, please call Philicia McKee, at Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

April 30–Christmas In Action Topeka–volunteers will help remodel local houses.

May 7–Volunteers will help plant annuals at Ted Ensley Gardens from 9 am – noon. Meet at 37th and West Edge Road

May 21–Adopt-A-Piece of History at the Topeka Cemetery–Participants will mow, trim and do general cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day. Individuals are asked to provide their own equipment. Free lunch to volunteers at noon. Located at 1601 SE 10th

The Great American Cleanup is an annual program sponsored by the national Keep America Beautiful program and the following national sponsors: Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.
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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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