As part of the Keep Dodge City Beautiful initiative, the Great American Cleanup Event on April 24, in Dodge City will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly christened Jane Longmeyer Recycle Center.
All Great American Cleanup activities will be held at the recycle center located on 124 N. 14th Ave. at 10 a.m. starting with the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony with opening remarks from Director of Public Works Corey Keller and Mayor Rick Sowers.
Following that, there will be refreshments available in the building’s lobby area, and attendees will be encouraged to tour the facility and ask questions.
“Keep Dodge City Beautiful has partnered once again with multiple agencies to provide a wide range of recycling opportunities for the public,” said City Public Information Officer Abbey Martin.
Ford County Household Hazardous Waste will be set up for safe disposal of household hazardous waste.
People are encouraged to bring their unwanted paint products, automotive products, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, other unwanted and hazardous waste, as well as anything flammable and poisonous for disposal.
Empty containers can be disposed of in personal waste receptacles.
This program is free, and regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 10972 113 Rd. Call 620-227-4525 for further information.
Electronic waste, such as old electronics computers, VCR’s, phones, desktop copiers and printers, scanners, and flat-screen televisions are now always accepted at the center for recycling.
For questions or further information on the electronic waste drop-off, contact the Public Works staff at 620-225-8170.
The Dodge City Police Department will be on site to accept unwanted and expired prescription medications. This service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
The Ford County Humane Society will be available to accept donations clean, well-maintained pet crates, beds, towels, blankets, leashes, collars, food bowls and food.
Lastly, CREW will be accepting flower vases for the Dodge City High School floral design program.
The event is put on through the Keep Dodge City Beautiful – Keep America Beautiful Affiliate group made up of the Recycling Advisory Board.