Municipal Services

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection - Rescheduled to Aug. 29, 2020

23rd ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MOBILE COLLECTION

DATE:                 Saturday, August 29, 2020

TIME:                  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

LOCATION:        Parking lot bordered by Osage, Liberty, Walnut and

                            Kansas streets, 1 block south of Independence Square

COST:                 FREE for Independence residents – Bring your driver’s license

                            or recent City utility bill

Accepted HHW items

  • Mercury thermometers                               
  • Paint & related products (aerosol cans, varnish, thinner, stripper, turpentine, etc.)
  • Automotive fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc.)
  • Fuels (kerosene, gasoline, etc.)  Gasoline containers will not be returned.
  • Automotive and household batteries
  • Lawn & garden products (herbicides, pesticides, sprays, rat poison, etc.)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household cleaners, solvents, poisons, caustics, lye
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Unused and/or expired medicines
  • Products labeled Toxic, Corrosive, Poison

The following items will NOT be accepted: electronics, appliances, trash, yard waste, medical waste (sharps, etc.), tires, asbestos, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders or commercial waste.

Use your best judgment when it comes to your HHW.  For example, most trash services will take cans of dried paint as long as the lid is off.  If you aren’t sure whether your particular waste will be accepted, call Water Pollution Control at 325-7727.

The Independence Police Department will again be onsite to collect and dispose of old or unwanted ammunition, explosives, firearms, fireworks, etc.  Contact the Police Department at 325-7825 if you have questions about this type of disposal.

To transport your items, make sure all container lids are on tightly.  Bring in the original containers, if possible.  Containers will most likely not be returned, so use ones that are disposable to you.  Do not mix different or unknown substances together.  If containers are leaking, wrap them in plastic and pack them in larger containers or boxes with absorbent material, such as cat litter.  Use sturdy tubs or boxes to pack your items and surround with newspaper.  Keep chemicals away from children and pets while transporting - use the trunk of the car or truck bed.  Collect items from friends, neighbors, and relatives.  Volunteers will unload your vehicle. No walk-ups allowed.

Can't make it to the mobile collection event on April 4th? No problem! The City of Independence is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).  This partnership enables Independence residents to participate in any of the other regional collection events for free.  Independence residents can also use the Kansas City and Lee's Summit HHW facilities year-round.  Click here for more information.

 

2020 Mobile Collection Event Schedule

DateHostLocationTime
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