Accepted HHW items
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.
|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|
8 am - Noon