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 covered and 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. If trash pickup is missed, call the Maintenance Office at (913) 651-3838.

Recycling services are available for paper, glass, cardboard, plastics and aluminum cans. There are several recycling dumpsters 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. from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. There are also outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after hours. Products should be kept in their original containers, 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 20 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.

Pot of gold
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, FLFHC is having a “Pot of Gold” contest March 2-16. Stop by the Community Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave. and guess how many pieces of candy are in the pot. The winner gets the candy and a $100 gift certificate.

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, a trade or professional school, or an institute. Last year, 24 FLFHC residents received scholarship grants.

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://www.michaelsscholars.com/. Printed applications are available at the FLFHC Community Management office at 220 Hancock Ave. Deadline for applications is April 15. Transcripts are required.

For more information, call (913) 682-6300.

Mission donations
FLFHC has partnered with the City Union Mission Christian Life Center. The second Saturday of each month, items to be donated to the mission should be placed curbside by 10 a.m. For each donation, the mission will give a voucher for tax credit that can be written off income taxes. The next pick up is March 14.

The mission accepts clothing, furniture and other household items but not mattresses, cribs or carseats. Separate any bulk trash from donations and place clothing and shoes inside plastic bags marked for mission donation. Anything left on the curb Monday will be collected as bulk trash and not a donation.

Utilities tip
Did you know that slow cookers are a really inexpensive way to cook? The cooker gently simmers away all day, using a 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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