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Daniel Mandel and fourteen other valiant warriors battled the cold on December 7 to help improve our community. The effort began when Daniel saw a picture on facebook that showed a blighted area along the Shunga Creek. It brought back memories as he remembered playing there in his youth. In it’s current condition, he knew that it had to be cleaned up to be able to share it with his three boys and others. People in this community stepped up to help. They donated their time, canoes, supplies, and Raintree Apartments donated parking spaces and a place for the team to warm up and have snacks. Many thanks to Daniel and friends, who will be working with Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County throughout the year to make great projects like this happen. Before and after pictures are in the slideshow below. What a difference they made!


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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