JoCo Notes: Overland Park residents can drop off construction debris Saturday

Photo courtesy city of Overland Park.

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☀️ Today’s forecast: Sunny and slightly warmer. High: 82. Low: 62.

🚨 One thing to know today

Overland Park residents have the chance this weekend to get rid of some junk around their house.

The city is hosting a construction debris drop off event Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Dennis Garrett Public Works facility at 11300 W. 91st St.

Residents can drop off one pickup-load of materials.

Items eligible to be dropped off include decking, fencing, lumber, railroad ties, scrap metal, appliances and tires.

The city will also accept old appliances and barbecue grills.

Items that will not be accepted for this drop off include yard debris, tree limbs, brush, furniture or other bulky items.

You must bring proof of Overland Park residence, and you should be prepared to unload your truck yourself.

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  • Back Alley Brass Band: Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, Lenexa, Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. [More info]

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These flowers caught the dying afternoon light nicely earlier this week at I-Lan Park in Leawood. Photo credit Lucie Krisman.