For Release: March 17, 2016
Andy Graham, Communications Manager - 913.322.5507 (o); 913.244.6312 (m)
Chris Engel, Assistant City Administrator - 913.322.5511

Merriam and Shawnee host recycling event

MERRIAM, KANSAS — The cities of Merriam and Shawnee are once again collaborating on a community-wide recycling event that will provide an opportunity for residents to drop off a variety of items in one convenient location. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th from 8-11 a.m. in the parking lot of Lee Jeans at 9001 West 67th Street, behind Carmax, east of I-35. A variety of items will be accepted, including consumer electronics, bicycles, latex paint, and old documents that will be securely and professionally disposed.
Most items will be recycled for free, but there will be a $20 charge to recycle televisions. A donation of $5-$10 per file box is suggested for document shredding, a portion of which will benefit the Merriam Parks, Recreation and Community Center Foundation, and the Shawnee Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. Bicycles brought to the event will be refurbished and redistributed to various community organizations by the City of Shawnee.
Johnson County Household Hazardous will collect unneeded latex paint. No paint from commercial institutions, oil-based paint, or other household hazardous items will be accepted.
For more information about the event, please visit the Merriam website.
What: Community Recycling Event hosted by Merriam and Shawnee
When: Saturday, April 16 from 8-11 a.m.
Where: Lee Jeans Parking Lot (9001 West 67th Street, behind Carmax, east of I-35)
Information about volunteer opportunities:

During the event
After the event

For additional information regarding this event and volunteer opportunities, please contact Merriam Assistant City Administrator Chris Engel at 913.322.5511, or Shawnee Assistant City Manager Katie Killen, at 913.742.6213.