KANSAS CITY — Northland residents in Kansas City have a new place to take their recyclables now that an agreement between the Kansas City Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, Parks and Recreation and Bridging the Gap has been reached.

A temporary recycling drop-off center opened March 16, in Pleasant Valley Park, 6401 NE Pleasant Valley Road.

Like the city’s two other recycling drop-off centers, 5200 E. Red Bridge Road (at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71/Interstate 49 and Red Bridge Road) and the Environmental Campus (at 4707 Deramus Avenue), the site is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Items including glass, paper, aluminum and plastics are accepted. For a complete list of accepted recyclables, go to

The Pleasant Valley Park site replaces the Metro North Mall site, which closed in October 2018. Meanwhile, the city continues to explore options for a permanent Northland location. Recycling centers are operated by Bridging the Gap, an environmental education organization, with the help of hundreds of their volunteers.

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