ehcc Uncle Sams Academy is an Eco-Healthy Child Care certificed facility.  Child care facilities qualify as “Eco-Healthy” by completing a checklist that highlights 30 simple steps that ensure a safe place for children. Eco-Healthy providers commit to reducing children's exposure to toxics and other environmental health hazards.

Welcome to our Go Green page. The following page provides tips and information on recycling and and how to save money by using energy more efficiently.

Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources and generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials such as glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products. Thi s process redirects millions of tons of waste away from land fills and incinerators and helps reduce deforestation and the production of greenhouse gas emissions.

Recommended EPA Web pages

  • Wastes: Recycling
    Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community.
  • Recycling and Trash Information by Address
    If you live in Kansas City, use this page to find out when trash pickup, curbside recycling and bulky item collection occur at your address.
  • KCMO Recycles - Your Curbside Recycling Program
    Kansas City's curbside recycling and household waste disposal program. By recycling, residents can recover reusable materials from the waste stream and reduce waste disposal costs.
  • KCMO Household Hazardous Waste Management Program
    Kansas City's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program accepts, manages and recycles or safely disposes excess or unwanted household chemicals from residents, as well as hazardous materials from city facilities.
  • KCK-Wyandotte Unified Government Curbside Recycling Program
    Kansas City, Kansas implemented a curbside recycling program that began in the summer of 2008.
  • Johnson County Residential Curbside Recycling Information
    ach city in Johnson County is responsible for managing the storage and collection of waste. Some cities contract for recycling, and other cities leave it up to the individual home owner or association to contract for recycling. Check with your city or homeowners association to see if they offer recycling and ask how to sign up. If you contract independently for waste, ask your waste hauler to start you on their recycling program.