We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to. – Terri Swearingen


Annual Electronic Waste Event

Safely dispose of your old computer, television, & other electronics. Help save landfill space and protect our environment.
Fees will apply only on CRT computer monitors, CRT based televisions, and console and rear
projection TVs; these products contain lead and other hazardous materials.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. — noon
The Family Center
Mill-Walk Mall
Harrisonville, Missouri

Some items may require a fee for disposal. Checks and Cash Only, please.

Please leave original packaging at home.

Items Accepted:

Computers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones,
telephones, LCD & plasma TVs & monitors, cassette players,
DVD/CD players, VCRs

Items NOT Accepted:

CDs, floppy disks, flash drives, VCR tapes

*FEES will apply only on

 CRT computer monitors: $15/each;

 CRT based televisions: $20/each;

Console and Rear Projection TVs: $20/each

*Fees are charged because these products contain lead and

 other hazardous materials and require special handling.

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Recycle Those Old Electronics – October 21st, 2017 (CORRECTION)

Due to an unexpected problem, Surplus Exchange is currently not able to partner in E-Waste collection events in 2017.  Therefore, it has been necessary to cancel this previously scheduled event.  We greatly regret any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.  Please consult www.recyclespot.org for information on possible e-waste disposal sites and dates in the metropolitan area.


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Sustainable Solutions for the Garden

Our friends at Wolf Creek Family Farm posted ideas this week for reusing items in the garden.  We talk alot about reusing what we have and reducing the number of new items we purchase that could eventually be destined for the landfill.  Reusing items, like old t-shirts or sheets, windows and even sinks, in the garden can help accomplish both of those goals!

Just one idea includes creating a small bag from old t-shirts or cloths to hang by your spigot outside.  Drop in those small pieces of soap that are no longer big enough to use on their own.  Voila! You now have a ready-made scrubby outside for washing your hands after working in the garden.

Check out their article on Sustainable Solutions for the Garden.  Sometimes working toward sustainability just means looking at something old with this question in mind: “How can I put this to a new use?”

What items do you reuse from your house in your garden?