The Water Pollution Control Department administers the household hazardous waste program for the City of Independence. The City participates in a regional program through the Mid-America Regional Council. This partnership enables Independence residents to participate in the mobile collections held throughout the region. Residents can also use the two permanent household hazardous waste facilities all throughout the year free of charge.
The Household Hazardous Waste Program provides the environmentally responsible alternative for disposing of certain wastes. Proper disposal of household hazardous wastes makes homes safer and reduces health risks. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemical wastes each year from very common household and lawn & garden products such as paint, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, pesticides, weed killers, fertilizers, antifreeze, motor oil, and gasoline.
A free mobile collection is held in Independence for residents once a year. This event has become very popular and Water Pollution Control is proud to sponsor it as part of our efforts to protect the environment. For more information about the mobile collection, please contact us at 816 325-7711.