Proposed Closure of Pink Hill Park Recycling Center
In the Proposed 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget, the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center has been identified for closure due to substantially higher operations costs passed to the City by the solid waste hauler.
In July 2017, the City sent out Requests for Bids for the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center operations. Operating costs are projected to increase from an average of $12,000 to $100,000 annually due to higher sorting, processing and hauling costs in conjunction with lower commodity prices.
The City attempted to renegotiate the fees multiple times, but solid waste haulers are unable to offer reduced pricing due to higher internal processing costs.
Over the last year, 14 recycling drop-off sites in various locations in the KC area have closed because the operational fees for recycling services are being assessed true charges rather than being subsidized from other solid waste hauler services.
If the recommended closure in the Proposed 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget is approved, the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center will cease operations at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 1. Click here to view the Proposed 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget and the Public Hearing of the Budget is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 during the City Council Meeting at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building.
Residential recycling is offered by several private solid waste haulers in Blue Springs. Please contact directly for pricing and service information.
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Recycling at Work
Give your business a competitive edge and reduce your bottom line by implementing waste reduction practices at work. Learn how to implement your own "green" program at work and for helpful tips and resources view Recycle Spot.
Glass food and beverage container recycling is available at Price Choppers North (1305 NW 7 Hwy., Blue Springs) & South (1100 SW 7 Hwy.)in the large purple recycling bin. Go to ripple glass for additional recycling locations and information.
Containers should be rinsed but labels do not need to be removed. Glass does not need to be sorted by color. Plate glass and dishes such as pyrex glass cannot be accepted. Price Chopper sells in-home glass collection recycling bins in stores. This makes it easier for you to collect and transport glass containers to your preferred glass recycling collection location.
Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Are you already a responsible recycler? Help the Kansas City region reach our goal to divert 80% of waste disposed in landfills by 2023 goal by participating in other sustainable activities, including composting, buying recycled products, reusing products and reducing or preventing waste. Learn how to Recycle More.
Find for more information about sustainable solid waste management systems and its rewards by viewing Recycling and Beyond (PDF).