The Examiner 23 Dec, 2020 12:30 am

Blue Springs City Council household hazardous waste

The city, which had been part of the program since 1999, ended participation for 2020 amid a budget crunch.

After a one-year hiatus, Blue Springs is rejoining the metro area’s household hazardous waste program.The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to renew participation in the Mid-American Regional Council’s household hazardous waste recycling program for 2021.Residents will have free access to the household hazardous waste drop-off locations in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, and the city will also collaborate with MARC to host a free collection event at some point next year.34 million pounds through the household hazardous waste program.

According to city documents, from 1999 through 2019 Blue Springs residents disposed of more than 1.Blue Springs citizens had access to the Lee’s Summit facility in 2020, but for a $50 fee for 100 pounds that Lievsay said was scheduled to more than double.

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