The cost of this solid waste service (trash & recycling) is just $19.74 per month (updated Jan. 29, 2024).
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You can find out what day of the week trash, recycling, and yard waste is picked up through this online interactive map! Zoom into your neighborhood or type in your specific address to verify your trash pick up day. If you still have questions, call 816.439.4503.
Check out this handy flier from RecycleSpot.org that lists what you can and can’t put in your curbside recycling bin.
Liberty Area residents may participate at no charge in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste collection program. This includes access to permanent facilities in Kansas City and Lee's Summit, plus access to a mobile event held in Liberty each fall.
The following is a list of items that can be disposed of safely at the permanent facilities:
Please keep waste materials in their original containers and do not mix them. For more information on HHW collection facilities or mobile events, visit the Recycle Spot website »
A tree limb disposal yard is available during the last few days of April and October and often after major storms. The disposal site is located on new 210 Highway, approximately ½ mile east of Highway 291. Residents should watch for signage on the north side of new 210 Highway identifying the site area. Only tree limbs may be brought to the area. Other yard waste will not be accepted. No commercial vehicles will be allowed to access the site.
Use of the carts provided by Republic Services for solid waste and recycling is required as they are constructed specifically for use with semi-automated/automated collection vehicle equipment.
This new program also is intended to help the environment by reducing what is sent to landfills, and thereby making recycling easier. The sturdy, lidded carts also will help keep our community clean by making it more difficult for critters to overturn your trash cans. And as an added benefit, Allied Waste will rebate the City 50% of the value of all recycling collected
The carts are large, particularly the recycling carts, to make recycling easier for residents, especially now that more materials are accepted for recycling. They are also the most common sized carts used for this type of program. The City recognizes that there are situations in certain segments of the community concerning aspects of the program. Staff has worked with Republic Services to develop alternatives for those with special circumstances.
If you're trash or recycling cart is broken, please call our Public Works Department at 816.439.4503 and they will coordinate delivery of a replacement cart with Republic Services.
The trash and yard waste carts are the property of Republic Services. Each container is assigned to a specific address. If a resident moves or relocates the container is to remain at the property.
You can choose to utilize the curbside recycling program with the carts or to take your recyclables to the City's drop-off collection center at 400 Suddarth.
The City's recycling program is paid for with the sanitation service charge on residents' water bills. Payment for recycling is required whether or not residents participate in curbside recycling collection. The fees for trash and recycling help fund some of the other sanitation services in the City's program.
For those residents wishing NOT to participate in the City’s curbside recycling program the yellow lidded recycling cart can be returned to Republic Services. Residents are reminded that curbside collection of recycled materials will only be made from yellow lidded carts provided by Republic Services. Residents may continue to use the City drop-off recycling center located at 400 Suddarth in lieu of using curbside collection. To arrange for the return of the recycling cart, call the City’s Public Works Department at 816.439.4517. When calling, please provide the address for the pickup.