The Water Pollution Control Department has responsibility for administering the household hazardous waste program for the City of Independence. The City participates in a regional program with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, which has a permanent regional household hazardous waste facility at 4707 Deramus Road. Residents of Independence may use the regional facility free of charge. It is open all during the year.
Please call the regional facility for additional information at (816) 513-8401.
This Program provides the environmentally responsible alternative to certain wastes being poured down drains or onto the ground. 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, cleaners, pesticides, weed killers, fertilizers, antifreeze, motor oil, and gasoline.
A free mobile collection is held in Independence for residents once a year. The mobile collection has become very popular with residents and Water Pollution Control is proud to sponsor the event as part of its effort to protect the environment. For more information about the mobile collection, please contact us at (816) 325-7711.
The Kansas City Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility (816) 513-8401