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America Recycles Day event in downtown Overland Park

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), downtown Overland Park, ProShred and Secure e-Cycle will hold an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons can drop off “anything with a cord” to be properly recycled, as well as paper that will be securely shredded. All electronic items are free except TVs ($20 each) and CRT monitors ($15 each).

The event will be held in the parking lot near the Overland Park Farmers’ Market pavilion – enter and exit from Marty Street, between 79th and 80th Street. As a courtesy, Johnson County staff and volunteers will be there to unload your vehicle.

“Johnson County is pleased to partner with so many great entities to celebrate America Recycles Day,” said Julie Davis, JCDHE’s environmental programs manager. “The world’s fastest growing trash problem is electronic waste. It’s important to recycle it responsibly because so much of it contains hazardous materials.”

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