Grandview community recycling center outgrows space, moves to new location on July 1

As of July 1, the sole drop-off recycling center in Grandview, Mo., moves to a new location with lots more room. JobOne Recycling Services (formerly known as Foundation Workshop, Inc.) operated the community recycling center at 2nd and Main streets since 2008, with support from the city of Grandview. The new facility at 4405 E. 140th St. (east of Botts Road) offers three times more space than the current site. This will enable JobOne to expand services for residents and business customers.

At the new site, JobOne will start accepting recyclable plastics marked #1–#7 (instead of only #1 and #2). Examples of plastic containers previously excluded that now can be recycled include salad dressing and cooking-oil bottles, peanut-butter and jam jars, juice bottles, squeezable bottles (ketchup and mustard), yogurt containers, margarine tubs, shampoo and hand-soap bottles. Visit www.job1one.org/recycling for a list of other accepted recyclable materials.

The introduction of a new single-stream recycling bin allows residents to mix most household recyclable items into one large container, which can be sorted later. This method of collection is easy and especially helpful on weekends, when the smaller separated recycling bins fill up quickly. Both collection options will be available on weekdays.

JobOne plans to install a conveyor system to help process and sort larger quantities of materials. And the addition of three more baling machines will help compact more recyclables — such as aluminum, cardboard, paper and plastic — into blocks that can easily be stacked and transported.

“People have really supported recycling efforts in this community. We are excited to grow our capacity to meet the needs of residents and businesses,” said Delores Buffa, JobOne’s vice president of operations. “Recycling and reusing materials helps protect the environment and prolong the life of our landfills. At the same time, JobOne Recycling Services provides meaningful jobs for local workers who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

In addition to operating a 24/7 drop-off recycling center for residents, JobOne also offers one-time and regular pickup services for local businesses. And it can handle wide-ranging disassembly and sorting projects. For more information, contact Recycling Operations Manager Mike Hatfield at 816-765-0089 or mhatfield@job1one.org.

The new recycling center facility on 140th Street is tucked behind several other buildings. Wayfinding signs might not be fully installed by July 1. See a map of the location at http://job1one.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/JobOne-Recycling-Services-moving-map.pdf.

JobOne Recycling Services has been funded in part by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, MARC Solid Waste Management District, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas. JobOne and the city of Grandview eventually would like to open an additional community recycling center east of Interstate 49.

About JobOne

JobOne (www.job1one.org) is a nonprofit agency that provides jobs for adults with disabilities in the Kansas City region through partnerships with government organizations and the business community. JobOne offers secure document-destruction and disposal services for government, healthcare, industrial and commercial customers. It also provides contractual services to federal government agencies through the AbilityOne® Program. In addition, JobOne coordinates recycling services for the city of Grandview and surrounding areas, and offers a range of commercial and industrial subcontracting services at locations in Blue Springs, Grandview and Independence.

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CONTACT: Julie Wittman, Communications Coordinator JobOne jwittman@job1one.org 816-763-7822, ext. 713

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