Liberty residents embraced the new trash and recycling system in 2010 by increasing the amount of material recycled through the curbside and drop-off recycling program and reducing the amount of materials sent to local landfills. We recycled 1318.15 tons of material in 2010, which added up to 371.42 MORE tons than we recycled in 2009! And the even bigger number is the reduction in trash - we cut our trash by nearly 16 percent, or 1,386.19 tons!
In 2010, area residents kept 77 tons of glass out of local landfills by recycling glass through the Ripple Glass purple bin at the City's drop-off recycling center at 400 Suddarth.
When it comes to household hazardous waste, 471 vehicles (residents) took advantage of mobile collection events and two permanent HHW facilities in the metro area and safely disposed of 56,753 pounds (yes, that's 28.28 TONS) of HHW material! In 2009, Liberty residents safely disposed of 55,778 pounds (or 27.89 tons) of household hazardous waste.
Did you know the City of Liberty also offers free recycling program for cell phones and rechargeable batteries?
Citizens can drop off their old rechargeable batteries and cell phones in collection boxes at:
the lobby of City Hall (101 E. Kansas),
the Community Center (1600 S. Withers Rd.) and
Fire Station One (200 Mississippi) for citizens to drop off their old rechargeable batteries and cell phones.
For more info on this and other recycling services available through the City of Liberty, visit www.ci.liberty.mo.us/Recycling.
For other recycling resources, visit RecycleSpot.org.
For information on the City's trash program, visit www.ci.liberty.mo.us/Trash.