Municipal Services 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 metropolitan area.
In 2023, the Independence Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will occur on Saturday, May 6, from 9A-1P on the Independence Square in the parking lot located at the intersection of Walnut and Liberty.
Independence residents can also use the two permanent household hazardous waste facilities throughout the year. Identification such as a driver's license or recent utility bill is required. For more information please visit recyclespot.org or call (816) 701-8226.
The Household Hazardous Waste Program provides an 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.