City's ReycleFest set for April 13

The City of Lee’s Summit will host a RecycleFEST April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

This free event allows residents to recycle items, such as bicycles, athletic shoes, and cell phones, which are not typically collected through curbside recycling and would otherwise end up in a landfill.

RecycleFEST collects materials that can be recycled and refurbished. Recycling reduces landfill waste, conserves natural resources, prevents pollution and saves energy, according to the EPA. The following items will be accepted:

  • adult bicycles

  • athletic shoes

  • keys

  • cell phones

  • rechargeable batteries

  • crayons

  • eye glasses

  • hearing aids

  • license plates

  • wine corks

  • prescription pill bottles (empty with no labels)

  • tennis balls

  • golf balls

Residents are also encouraged to bring sensitive documents, which will be shredded before being recycled. Up to four paper grocery bags of documents will be accepted per household. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Plastic covers and binders will not be accepted.

For more information about RecycleFEST, visit cityofLS.net or call 969-1800.