City of Independence, Missouri

City of Independence opens Drop-Off Depot for storm debris

The City of Independence today announced it will open the Drop-Off Depot for storm debris following the recent winter storms. The Depot, located at 875 Vista Avenue, will be open to accept residential tree limbs and brush on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will also be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Monday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 1. The last day the Depot will accept storm debris at this time is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service is offered free of charge. City of Independence citizens will need to provide proof of residency, and no contractors will be allowed. The Drop-off Depot is weather dependent and may be cancelled or postponed in the event of additional winter storms. The City will not be doing street-side pick-up of storm debris.

Please remember:

  • The storm debris drop-off is free of charge to Independence residents only – no county residents or contractors.
  • Bring utility bill and/or driver’s license as proof of residency.
  • Loads are to be covered or sufficiently secured so that no part of the load can fall from the vehicle.
  • There is no way to gauge line length, allow plenty of time.
  • Citizens will be required to remove load themselves.
  • Yard waste and trash will not be accepted.

If you are an Independence home owner who, due to physical or other substantial limitations, needs help removing storm debris around your home, please call 2-1-1 for screening and referral services. This is a limited service made possible by volunteer organizations throughout our community. Finally, the City would like to thank the United Way 211 and Community Services League for helping coordinate this effort.