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Kansas City, Mo. Digital Upcycling Program

  1. City Council Committee Presentation on Digital Upcycling Program and Agreement with The Surplus Exchange.
  2. Revised ordinances regarding the disposal of surplus property by ordinance 150569 on July 16, 2015:
    1. Sec. 2-1843. Disposal methods.

       (b) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (a), the surplus property manager is authorized to:

      (1) use commercially reasonable efforts to dispose of surplus computer equipment, electronics, and parts to entities and persons that have obtained certification from the Basel Action Network as an e-Stewards recycler that provides responsible environmental and social practices in electronic equipment disposal and recycling; or

       (2) give preference to or limit the disposal of surplus city computer equipment, electronics, and parts to entities and persons that have obtained certification from the Basel Action Network as an e-Stewards recycler; or

       (3) dispose of surplus city computer equipment, electronics, and parts in accordance with a Cooperative Agreement with a nonprofit organization that has been authorized by the city council by ordinance.

  3. Kansas City, Mo. eSteward Enterprise certification process
    1. Completed application form provided by BAN eStewards
    2. Press release on September 2, 2015 eSteward Enterprise designation for City of Kansas City, Mo.
  4. Entered into cooperative agreement with eSteward Recycler The Surplus Exchange:
    1. City Council approval of ordinance 160318 April 21, 2016 to authorize the agreement with The Surplus Exchange
    2. Section 2-1843 authorizes the surplus manager to dispose of surplus city computer equipment, electronics, and parts in accordance with a  cooperative agreement with a nonprofit organization that has  been authorized by the city council by ordinance.  This cooperative agreement authorizes the surplus manager to dispose of city computer equipment, electronics, and parts through Surplus Exchange, a nonprofit organization which is also certified by the Basel Action Network as an eSteward Recycler. This agreement is in support of the Digital Upcycling Program which will assist the City in its digital inclusion efforts through the White House/HUD ConnectHome initiative to bring Internet connectvity, computers, and education/training to Housing Authority of Kansas City, Mo. residents as well as other low-income residents. Surplus Exchange is an active participant in ConnectHome and related digital inclusion efforts the City is participating in with the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion.  Surplus Exchange is also a participant in the Full Employment Council Digital Scholars program which provides employment in entry level technology and digital inclusion support programs. By this agreement, Surplus Exchange will provide the City with monthly reports of activities under this cooperative agreement.    

 

 

 

 

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