Recycling

Single Stream Recycling
Your recycling is collected in a combined or mixed fashion. Paper and containers are collected together. Since there is no need to separate, recycle materials can be placed into your bin without regard to paper or containers. You no longer need to segregate paper in your bin. Add materials to your bin as generated.
 
Curbside Recycling
Curbside recycling services are available to all Liberty residential customers except apartment dwellers. Please use the cart with the yellow lid for recyclables. See below or on the yellow lid of your cart for a list of acceptable recyclables. The 65-gallon cart should be placed at the curb for pick-up the same day as trash collection. If you do not already have a cart, one can be delivered by calling Allied Waste Services at 816-254-1470. 

  • Recycling for Businesses: Business can also contract directly with Allied Waste for recycling services as part of the City's contract. For more info, call Allied Waste at 816-254-1470. 
Drop-Off Recycling Center
The curbside recycling program is supplemented with a drop-off recycling program. Residents can dispose of their recyclables throughout the week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the City’s Public Works facility at 400 Suddarth. View a directional map.

The same materials that can be recycled curbside can be disposed of at the drop-off Center.

What can I recycle curbside or at the recycling center? 
  • Corrugated cardboard, paperboard or chipboard, carrier stock (cardboard soft drink and beer boxes), Kraft bags (brown paper), mail and junk mail with envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels or unused stamps) paper back books (no hard cover books).
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans and tins (rinsed & labels removed)
  • Newspapers, magazines, advertising inserts, phone books, junk mail,
  • Catalogs, office/school papers (including colored paper)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake and cracker boxes)
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Bottle Plastics: The numbers below are found in chasing arrows on the bottoms of plastic containers
    • #1 PET soda, water & flavored beverage bottles (#1 clear & green)
    • #2 HDPE milk & juice jugs (clear)
    • #2 HDPE detergent & fabric softener containers (colored)
    • #3 PVC narrow-neck containers only (health & beauty products, household cleaners)
    • #4 LDPE grocery containers (margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, 6- & 12-pack rings)
    • #5 PP grocery containers (yogurt cups, narrow-neck syrup and ketchup bottles)
    • Plastic buckets, such as kitty litter buckets (5 gallon maximum size)
Please DO NOT recycle glass curbside or at the recycling center. Drop off recycling locations for glass»

If you have questions about what items can be taken for the curbside program, please call 816-439-4514. 

Helpful Recycling Hints 
  • Flatten plastic, tin and aluminum containers if you need more room in the bin.
  • Rinse all containers.
  • Remove lids and rings from bottles.
  • Make sure all materials, including magazines, catalogs, ad inserts, phone books and brochures, and all items accepted curbside, are placed inside the bin and it is at the curb by 7 am on your collection day.
Other Recycling/Disposal Resources