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
EnviroStar Waste Service
(816) 220-3227
Ted's Trash Service
(816) 252-1594
Town & Country Disposal
(816) 380-5595
Waste Management (formerly Deffenbaugh)
(913) 631-3300
Stewart Hauling, Inc
(816) 223-1920

The next Drop-Off Depot will be Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

  • 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 April - October, weather permitting.
  • Independence residents only. Bring a valid driver's license or recent utility bill.
  • Residential only - No commercial waste 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.

Prices at the Drop-Off Depot effective 8/10/19:

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

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

  • Car - $30
  • Pickup Truck, SUV, Van - $40
  • Trailer 8 feet or less - $50
  • Trailer over 8 feet - $60
  • 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.


  • $20 each - Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, hot water heaters, washers, dryers, etc.  Fluids do not need to be drained but appliance must be empty of contents.


  • No fee - must have all fluids drained


  • No fee - auto, boat, lawnmower, motorcycle

Items Accepted

  • Furniture, mattresses & box springs, carpet, plumbing fixtures, sheet rock, windows, shingles, fencing, landscape timbers, bricks, paving stones, etc.
  • Brush - limbs, firewood, bushes & stumps.  No bagged leaves, grass or yard waste.

Items NOT Accepted

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


There are no landfills in Independence.

Courtney Ridge Recycling & Disposal Facility

2001 N Highway 291
Sugar Creek, MO
Phone: (816) 257-7999

Household Hazardous Waste

Paint, cleaners, drain openers, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, antifreeze, gasoline, etc. are not accepted.  The Water Pollution Control Department typically holds a Household Hazardous Waste event in April each year. Call 325-7727 for information.

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