City of Independence, Missouri

Ted's Trash - April 2011

Mayor Don Reimal recognized Ted's Trash Service with a Proclamation making Thursday, April 14, 2011 Ted's Trash Day.  Read the Proclamation here.

Ted’s Trash Service started business in 1960. Ted Ferrell was working the night shift at Lee’s GM plant when an acquaintance decided to sell his 100-customer trash route business. Ted and his wife, Brenda, decided to purchase the route and “the rest is history.”

As a growing business, Ted’s Trash Service became incorporated in 1972. Soon after, in 1979, their son Teddy was responsible for continued growth of the company by initiating the roll-off construction container service and the front load container service. Lisa, his wife, worked part-time while raising their two children, Heather Jo and Dusty.

Today, Ted and Brenda are retired while Teddy and Lisa carry on the family tradition. Son Dusty manages the roll-off service and is quickly following in his Grandpa’s and Dad’s footsteps.

Heather Jo, who worked in the residential department for three years after college, is now working on her family and staying very busy with sons Sam and Ben.

Ted’s Trash Service, Inc. was established as a family-owned and operated business and maintains that virtue.

Ted’s Trash Service is located at 10900 E. Truman Road, Independence. You can contact them at or by calling 816-252-1594.