July 16, 2024

America Recycles Day Event Scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020

City of Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kansas. — Community Recycling Environmental Waste (CREW) and Keep Dodge City Beautiful has organized an America Recycles Day event that will take place on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the new CREW Recycling Building located at 124 N 14th Ave. Attendees may stay in their vehicle while staff unloads items for recycling, and masks are encouraged to be worn.

Archway Recycling will be available to accept old electronics (E-Waste) – computers, VCRs, phones, desktop copiers/printers, scanners, and flat-screen televisions. If anyone has questions or needs further information on the e-waste drop-off, please contact CREW at 225-8170.

The Ford County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) mobile trailer will also be available to accept unwanted household hazardous waste such as paint products, herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, automotive products, batteries – anything that is poisonous or flammable. The mobile trailer makes convenient drop-off available in Dodge City in the spring and fall. Regular hours for the HHW program are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 10972 113 Road.

The Dodge City Police Department will be on-site to accept unwanted/outdated prescription medications. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked. Also, available the Ford County Humane Society will be accepting donations of good condition and clean pet crates, beds, towels, blankets, leashes, collars, food bowls, and food. Lastly, CREW will be accepting flower vases for the high school floral design program.

CREW/KDCB would also like to encourage the Dodge City residents to pledge to recycle or recycle more for America Recycles Day. Items that can be recycled are newspapers, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, food & beverage glass, food & beverage tin/steel cans, aluminum cans, #1 & #2 plastic containers, corrugated cardboard, and chipboard, such as cake and cereal boxes. The revenues from the sale of the recyclable materials are used to purchase public improvement items such as park benches, picnic tables, and trash receptacles.