Public Works

Residential Trash Service is not provided by the City.

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

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

AAA Disposal Service
(816) 650-3180
aaadisposal.net
EnviroStar Waste Service
(816) 220-3227
wcawaste.com
Ted's Trash Service
(816) 252-1594
tedstrash.com
Town & Country Disposal
(816) 380-5595
wcawaste.com
Waste Management (formerly Deffenbaugh)
(913) 631-3300
wm.com
Stewart Hauling, Inc
(816) 223-1920

Trash Line

(816) 325-7623

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

The next Drop-Off Depot will be Saturday, November 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 contractor vehicles allowed.
  • Cash or local check only. No credit cards, debit cards or coins accepted.
  • By MO State Statute, loads must be tarped or secured so that no part of the load can fall from the vehicle.

New fees now in effect at the Drop-Off Depot:

Please note: The same fees apply to both trash and brush.

Fees are based on the type of vehicle used, not the contents of the load (except tires and appliances.)

  • Car - $20
  • Pickup, SUV, Van - $25
  • Trailer 8 feet or less - $30
  • Trailer over 8 feet - $40
  • Tires - 5 or less - No fee
  • Tires - More than 5 - Above vehicle fees apply

Vehicles pulling trailers - If both the vehicle and the trailer contain items for disposal, you will be charged for both.

Appliances

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

Lawnmowers

  • No fee - must have all fluids drained

Batteries

  • No fee - auto, boat, lawnmower, motorcycle

Items Accepted

  • Furniture, mattresses & box springs, carpet, plumbing fixtures, Sheetrock, windows, shingles, fencing, landscape timbers, bricks, paving stones, etc.
  • Brush - limbs, firewood, bushes & stumps.  NO bagged leaves or grass.
  • NO televisions, computer monitors, liquids, gas tanks, or sealed drums.

Items NOT Accepted

  • Televisions, computer monitors, liquids, gas tanks, sealed drums

 

Landfills

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.

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