Public Works

Residential Trash Service is not provided by the City.

Please contact a private trash hauler for weekly trash pick-up.

Seven trash haulers are licensed to operate in Independence.  Some also provide recycling services.  Contact each company for information, fees and schedules:

    AAA Disposal Service: (816) 650-3180

    Allied/BFI: 254-1470

    Compost Connection: (816) 761-8300

    Deffenbaugh Disposal Service: (913) 631-3300

    EnviroStar Waste Service: (816) 220-3227

    Ted's Trash Service: (816) 252-1594 

    Town & Country Disposal: (816) 380-5595


Trash & Recycling Line  (816) 325-7623

Call for recorded information about the Drop-Off Depot, Recycling Centers and household hazardous waste disposal.


The Drop-Off Depot is closed for the year.  It will re-open Saturday, March 11, 2017.


    Location: 875 Vista Avenue,  1 mile east of M-291 on Truman Road, north on Vista Avenue

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month
    Independence residents only.  Bring a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.  
    Residential only - no commercial vehicles or vehicles larger than a pickup truck allowed.
    Cash or local check only.  No credit cards, debit cards or coins accepted. 


Drop-Off Depot Fees:


Cars - $11
Pickups, SUVs, vans, trailers less than 8 feet - $16
Trailers 8 feet or longer - $26

Accepted Items - furniture, mattresses & box springs, carpet, plumbing fixtures, sheetrock, windows, shingles, fencing, landscape timbers, bricks, paving stones, etc.

No televisions, computer monitors, liquids, gas tanks, or sealed drums.
*Televisions and computer monitors can be taken to the City's recycling centers.


$11 per vehicle for limbs, firewood, bushes & stumps. No bagged leaves or grass.


Car - $2,  Car tire on rim - $4
Truck - $5,  Truck tire on rim - $11
Farm/Tractor tire - $16


$15 each - Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, hot water heaters, washers, dryers, etc.


No Charge - must have all fluids drained


No Charge - auto, boat, lawnmower, motorcycle



There are no landfills in Independence.

Courtney Ridge Recycling & Disposal Facility

2001 N. Highway 291

Sugar Creek, MO
Phone: (816) 257-7999

Lee's Summit Resource Recovery Park

2101 SE Hamblen Road

Lee's Summit, MO
Phone: (816) 969-1805

Household Hazardous Waste

Paint, cleaners, drain openers, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, antifreeze, gasoline, etc.
 Click here for more information

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