Hazardous waste collection event coming to Raymore on Saturday
In coordination with the MARC Solid Waste Management District’s Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, the city of Raymore, along with the city of Belton, will host a collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Eagle Glen Intermediate, located at 100 S. Foxridge Drive.
Materials accepted include automotive fluids, batteries, paint, paint-related products, lawn and garden chemicals, house cleaners, glues, and compact florescent light bulbs (tube and CFL). Because of their hazardous qualities, these items cannot be thrown out with the regular trash. Electronic waste and business waste will not be accepted, including waste from home-based businesses, nonprofits, churches and rental property owners.
The event will be limited to 300 cars.
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Residents of Belton, Cleveland, Garden City, Greenwood, Harrisonville, Lake Winnebago, Raymore and other communities in the Regional HHW Collection Program can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste at this special collection event at no charge. ID with proof of residency is required.
Archie, Drexel, Freeman Loch Lloyd, Peculiar and unincorporated areas of Cass County and cities within the county with populations less than 500 do not currently participate in the program, according to MARC.
To find out if you live in a participating community, call 816-701-8313 or go to www.recyclespot.org.
Special brush drop-off set Saturday
The city of Harrisonville will have a special one-day brush drop-off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in City Park for residents who need to dispose of limbs and other wood debris from the summer storms.
City staff will be on hand to help unload.
Mulch and compost will not be available at this event.
Residents are asked to bring proof of residency within the city limits.
Cass Regional Sleep Lab receives accreditation
Cass Regional Medical Center recently announced its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of its Sleep Lab.
Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. The hospital said accreditation by ACHC, a nonprofit organization, reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
Cass Regional’s Sleep Lab is used to evaluate, diagnose and treat sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
For more information, visit www.cassregional.org or contact the Sleep Lab coordinator at 816-380-5888, extension 4180.
Cass Regional receives accreditation from Joint Commission
Cass Regional Medical Center recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Cass Regional underwent a rigorous on-site survey in June. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted on-site observations and interviews.
Of the 1,342 elements of performance that were surveyed, the hospital received nine requirements for improvement, which were considered minor, according to the hospital.
Kneaders donates more than $2K to nonprofits
During its grand opening in August, Kneaders Bakery & Café, a new restaurant in Belton, donated 10 percent of its proceeds to the Belton Educational Foundation and the Belton Welfare Association.
Each of the nonprofit organizations will receive more than $1,100 in charitable giving.
Kneaders said it will continue to make a charitable impact on the Kansas City area through its bread donation partnership with Harvesters Community Food Network. All day-old bread from the Kansas City location will be given to the organization to further its efforts and help to support local families and individuals.
The new Belton location, at 621 E. Markey Parkway, is Kneaders’ second Kansas City location.