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Kansas City offers neighborhood groups extra drop-off dates for old tires

Kansas City is offering extra waste tire drop-off dates to get residents to partner with neighborhood groups and clean up the community. Neighborhood organizations will be able to drop off for free old tires they collected.
Kansas City is offering extra waste tire drop-off dates to get residents to partner with neighborhood groups and clean up the community. Neighborhood organizations will be able to drop off for free old tires they collected. Courtesy of Kansas City

To get residents to partner with their neighborhood groups and clean up their community, Kansas City will offer extra drop-off dates for old tires.

The extra dates would allow neighborhood organizations to drop off for free old tires they collected. The drop-off events run from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 at the city’s Environmental Campus at 4707 Deramus Ave.

The city will also place tire collection trailers in the Marlborough neighborhood on Oct. 15 and the Historic Northeast neighborhood on Oct. 29.

In addition to the tire amnesty, the city will allow residents to dispose of tires, paints, brushes, small appliances, electronics, building materials, glass and clothing from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 at the Manual Tech Career Center, 1320 Truman Road. Proof of residency is required.

Because tires are not collected with residential trash, the city’s Solid Waste Division offers a waste tire drop-off program on the first Saturday of each month from March through November.

The service is free for neighborhood groups with an approved letter from their neighborhood organization.

Residents are assessed a fee of $1.50 for each rimless automobile tire. Fees are higher for tires on rims, larger tires and for excessively muddy tires.

Press here for more information on the tire drop-off program.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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