Public Works


Independence is a beautiful city. City street crews maintain 560 miles of streets year-round. Unfortunately, the best of care doesn’t stop people from littering our roadways. Citizens interested in maintaining Independence streets now have a way to help keep litter and trash off the streets. The answer: volunteer to Adopt-A-Street in Independence.

Organizations may select any roadway in the city to maintain for litter control. The City will provide your organization with signs at each end of the adopted roadway, safety information and safety vests, trash bags and trash pick-up, and adoption papers good for one year.

The objective of Adopt-A-Street is to generate public awareness of ways to improve the environment. Adopting a street is easy. Civic groups, businesses, scout troops, students, and individuals are invited to adopt sections of roadway for litter control. To adopt a street, simply call the Public Works Department at (816) 325-7602 or email