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 http://kcmo.gov/neighborhoods/trash/recycling-drop-off-centers/.
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.