New recycling center opening in Northland

Northland residents have a new place to take their recyclables now that an agreement between the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, Parks and Recreation (KC Parks) and Bridging the Gap has been reached. 

A temporary recycling drop-off center opens Saturday, March 16, in Pleasant Valley Park, 6401 N.E. Pleasant Valley Rd.

The Pleasant Valley Park site replaces the Metro North Mall site, which closed in October 2018. Meanwhile, the city continues to explore options for a permanent northland location. Recycling centers are operated by Bridging the Gap, the area’s premier environmental education organization, with the help of hundreds of their volunteers.

Like the city’s two other recycling drop-off centers, 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd. (intersection of U.S. 71 Hwy/I-49 and Red Bridge Rd.) and the Environmental Campus at 4707 Deramus, the site will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and items including glass, paper, aluminum and plastics will be accepted. For a complete list of accepted recyclables, go to: .