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. Please bring ID to show you are an Independence resident. For more information please visit recyclespot.org or call (816) 701-8226.
|May 16||Parkville/Riverside - CANCELLED||Platte Landing Park - 164 S Main St, Parkville||8 am - Noon|
|May 30||Gladstone - CANCELLED||Happy Rock Park - North Antioch at 76th St||8 am - Noon|
|June 13||Harrisonville||Street Department - 1403 S Independence||8 am - Noon|
|June 27||Platte County/Weston/Platte City||Platte Ridge Park - 17130 MO Hwy 371 (North of Platte City)||8 am - Noon|
|August 15||Liberty||School Services - 801 Kent Street||8 am - Noon|
|August 29||Independence||Independence Square/Walnut and Liberty Streets||9 am - 1 pm|
|Sept. 12||Grandview||Maintenance Facility - 7000 E 139th St||8 am - Noon|
|Sept. 26||Excelsior Springs/Richmond/Lawson||Excelsior Springs Public Works - 103 E Water St||8 am - Noon|
|Oct. 10||Grain Valley/Jackson County||Jackson County Public Works - 34900 E Old US 40 Hwy||8 a m - Noon|
|Oct. 31||Belton/Raymore||TBD||8 am - Noon|
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. Click here for more information about the mobile collection.