Recycling Centers 

Yard Waste
Collection Center

City Recycling Links
Environmental Programs 

Household Hazardous
Waste Disposal
Dispose of this waste in a way that's safe!

How Clear Is The Air
Inside Your Home?

Learn about the sources of pollution that can foul the air in your home.

Because Every
Drop Counts

Small things you can do to conserve water.

Power To Save
At Our Fingertips

Shutting down electronics saves energy -- and money on your utility bills.

Junk Your Junk Mail
There are steps you can take to stop receiving junk mail.

Rediscover Your
Local Library

"Checking it out" can help the environment and save you money.

Recycle Old Electronics
These items don't belong in the trash.

Donate Unused Building Materials

Summer Lawn
'Green' Tips 
      Rediscover Your Local Library

It's A Great Way To Help The Environment -- AND SAVE MONEY!

Library BooksYou'll save money. You'll also help save resources by using your local library for books, CDs and other media you'll likely only use once.

Why buy small mountains of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines, especially ones you may only read, watch or listen to one time? Instead, save some money and get a library card.

Among the materials most rapidly taking up space in our landfills is paper. Plus, paper's environmental footprint is gigantic, from cutting down trees to the heavy use of water, chemicals and energy during processing. Furthermore, paper can only be recycled so many times before the paper fibers break down.

CDs and DVDs, as well as other media, are made of nonrenewable petroleum products. This makes these items difficult to recycle.

Many people are filling their homes with books, CDs and other materials that are rarely used. Too often, these materials end up in the trash. (CLICK HERE for a list of recycling centers in the Greater Kansas City area.)

So, "check out" your local library. There might even be one just a short walk or bicycle ride from your home.

Libraries can also be great sources of social interaction and often offer enrichment classes and computer series.

Kansas City Public Library

Mid-Continent Public Libraries







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