Community Recycling Event

What: Spring Fling Recycling hosted by the Cities of Merriam and Shawnee
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8-11 a.m.
Where: Former Kmart Parking Lot, 8703 Shawnee Mission Parkway

The Cities of Merriam and Shawnee are once again collaborating on a community-wide recycling event to provide an opportunity for residents to drop off a variety of items in one convenient location. A variety of items will be accepted, including consumer electronics, bicycles, latex paint, and old documents that will be securely and professionally disposed. Eyeglasses will also be collected.

Most items will be recycled for free, but there will be a $25 charge to recycle televisions and a $15 charge for computer monitors. A donation of $5 per regular-sized file box and $10 per large 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 latex paint. No paint from commercial institutions, oil-based paint, or other household hazardous items will be accepted.

For additional information regarding this event and volunteer opportunities, please contact Merriam Communications Manager Jenna Gant at 913-322-5507.