• Properly dispose of trash, hazardous waste

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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Trash and recycling pick-up days are Tuesday or Friday, depending on the village. Residents are asked to ensure trash and recycling containers are put away at the end of each trash day. Empty containers are light and tend to fall over causing road hazards on windy days and also take away from the curb appeal within the community.
    Trash and recycling containers must be stored in designated locations. Containers can be put out after 8 p.m. on the evening before pick-up day and must be removed from the curb and returned to storage areas by 8 p.m. the day of pick up. Contact the Maintenance Office at (913) 651-3838 if trash pickup is missed.
    In addition, recycling services are available for paper, glass, cardboard, plastics and aluminum cans. There are several recycling containers around post as well as the recycling collection point at 740 W. Warehouse Road.
    Household hazardous waste items should never be placed in trash bins. Household hazardous waste can be dropped off in the basement of 810 McClellan Ave. weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are also outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after hours. Products should be kept in their original container when possible. Household hazardous waste includes automotive products, home improvement products, paint, varnish, paint thinner, paint stripper, caulk and adhesives, pesticides, household cleaners, batteries, cosmetics, lighter fluid, and arts and crafts materials. E-waste is also accepted at the collection point, including computers, cell phones, cameras, modems, monitors, televisions, printers, game systems and general electronics. Used motor oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at the Auto Craft Center at 911 McClellan Ave. or at an off-post garage.
    Take-and-bake pizza
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities invites school-age residents to stop by the Community Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon March 13 to create their own free personal size cheese or pepperoni pizza to take home, bake and enjoy for lunch. This is a family-friendly event for all FLFHC residents. Quantities are limited. Parental supervision is required for anyone age 14 or younger.
    Craft day
    In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, FLFHC is hosting a fun, easy children’s “Pot of Gold” paper craft from 10-11 a.m. March 15. A sweet take-home treat will be provided while supplies last. Parental supervision is required for anyone age 14 and younger.
    Scholarships
    Scholarship opportunities for FLFHC residents are available through the Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization.
    The foundation awards scholarship grants to residents of Michaels Organization properties who are pursuing some form of higher education, in college, trade or professional school, or institute. In 2019, the foundation will award at least $500,000 in scholarship grants. Last year, nearly 30 FLFHC residents received scholarship grants.
    Page 2 of 2 - The scholarships are available to the family members of active-duty service members residing in housing communities owned or managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, which includes Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities.
    For more information or to download a copy of the application, visit https://tmo.com/foundation, or stop by the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Ave. to pick up a printed application packet. Deadline to apply is April 12. Transcripts are required.
    For more information, call (913) 682-6300.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in March? Come by the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by March 21.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by March 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Super Savers
    The Super Saver program is designed to promote conservation in the home and increase awareness and understanding of the information on resident utility statements.
    Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com. Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by the 21st of each month.
    Utilities tip
    Did you know that slow cookers are a really inexpensive way to cook? The cooker gently simmers away all day, using little more power than a conventional light bulb. Give it a try.
    Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. And don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
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