Trash & Recycling

TrashRecycling Program Page

Public Works manages a comprehensive, City wide solid waste management program. This program includes a multi-year contract with Republic Services which involves semi-automated trash and yard waste collection, curbside and drop-off recycling and bulky item collection. As a supplemental service the City participates in a regional Household Hazardous Waste program.

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  1. Trash
  2. Bulky Item Collections
  3. Recycling
  4. Glass Recycling
  5. Yard Waste
  6. Household Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste Collection 

If you need immediate assistance with your trash / recycling pick up please call Republic Services at 816.254.1470.

All residential households pay a $19.74 per month sanitation charge for curbside solid waste collection, including trash and recycling. The City will include the charge for these services on your utility bill. New residents sign up for trash / recycling collection when they sign up for water service at Liberty City Hall. 

Republic Services provides new customers with two 65-gallon, lidded and wheeled carts. One cart is for trash and the second, which has a yellow lid, is for recyclables (please, no glass!).

To find out your collection day, call 816.254.1470 or view the Trash Districts and Pickup Days map.

Trash Credit Program for Seniors: Anyone 65 years or older may be eligible for a partial service charge credit for sanitation collection. For details, call the Finance Department at 816.439.4460.

If you need to request a new trash or recycling cart, call 816-439-4503.

On Your Trash Day

To help eliminate unwanted litter in our community, residents should bag their trash before putting it into the trash carts.

All trash and recyclables must be placed at the curb or roadside no later than 7 a.m. on your trash day (find your trash day on the Trash Districts and Pickup Days map.)

Be sure to place your cart so that the arrows on top of the lid face toward the street. 

If possible, try to place your carts far enough away from any obstacles (trees, mailboxes, poles, etc.) so that the automated arm of the trucks can easily reach your cart.

Materials Not Eligible for Trash Collection:

  • yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, edgings, bush and branch clippings should not be put in the trash (see the Yard Waste tab above for more information about yard waste collection services).
  • appliances and tires are not accepted at Missouri landfills; contact a private hauler for these items.
  • concrete rock and trash from remodeling or roofing, major repairs, construction or demolition scraps.
  • household hazardous waste including motor oil and auto batteries. (See the Household Hazardous Waste tab above for more information on HHW disposal opportunities).
  • large and excessive quantities of dirt or sod.
  • waste materials from a business or enterprise at a residence.
  • hot coals or fireplace ashes.

Exemption Service For Physically Challenged Residents 

The City of Liberty’s contract with Republic Services requires that a special service for those residents who are physically unable, due to aging or a physical condition, to move collection containers for solid waste and recycling from the building line to the curb for pickup. 

In addition, many do not have any available relative, friend or neighbor who can perform this task for them. While we are happy to provide this service, we must limit its availability to those whose mobility is medically and physically impaired. 

It is requested that the resident fill out the Exemption Service Questionnaire (PDF), and that medical documentation be provided to verify the need of each resident who receives exemption service. Please remember to have your physician sign the medical documentation. 

Holiday Collection 

When the following holidays fall on a weekday, trash and recycling collection will run one day late for the remainder of the week: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Service usually will be one day late for the remainder of the week following these holidays. If the holidays fall on a weekend, trash service may not be affected. City holiday schedules are publicized preceding the specific holiday through social media, the News Flash (e-newsletter) and in the Liberty News and Calendar sections of the City’s homepage. 

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