Municipal Services

Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Water Pollution Control Department administers the household hazardous waste program for the City of Independence. The City participates in a regional program through the Mid-America Regional Council.  This partnership enables Independence residents to participate in the mobile collections held throughout the region.  Residents can also use the two permanent household hazardous waste facilities all throughout the year free of charge. Please bring ID to show you are an Independence resident.  For more information please visit or call (816) 701-8226.


City of Kansas City, MO facility
4707 Deramus Road (south of the Chouteau Bridge)
(816) 513-8400
City of Lee's Summit facility
2101 SE Hamblen Road (Lee's Summit Resource Recovery Park)
(816) 550-1612


2020 Mobile Collection Event Schedule

May 16 Parkville/Riverside - CANCELLED Platte Landing Park - 164 S Main St, Parkville 8 am - Noon
May 30  Gladstone - CANCELLED Happy Rock Park - North Antioch at 76th St 8 am - Noon
June 13  Harrisonville Street Department - 1403 S Independence 8 am - Noon
June 27  Platte County/Weston/Platte City Platte Ridge Park - 17130 MO Hwy 371 (North of Platte City) 8 am - Noon
August 15 Liberty School Services - 801 Kent Street 8 am - Noon 
August 29 Independence Independence Square/Walnut and Liberty Streets 9 am - 1 pm
Sept. 12  Grandview Maintenance Facility - 7000 E 139th St 8 am - Noon
Sept. 26 Excelsior Springs/Richmond/Lawson Excelsior Springs Public Works - 103 E Water St 8 am - Noon
Oct. 10 Grain Valley/Jackson County Jackson County Public Works - 34900 E Old US 40 Hwy  8 a m - Noon
Oct. 31 Belton/Raymore TBD  8 am - Noon



The Household Hazardous Waste Program provides the environmentally responsible alternative for disposing of certain wastes.  Proper disposal of household hazardous wastes makes homes safer and reduces health risks. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemical wastes each year from very common household and lawn & garden products such as paint, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, pesticides, weed killers, fertilizers, antifreeze, motor oil, and gasoline. 

A free mobile collection is held in Independence for residents once a year. This event has become very popular and Water Pollution Control is proud to sponsor it as part of our efforts to protect the environment. Click here for more information about the mobile collection.