The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that residents have several options to get rid of unwanted materials, yard waste, household hazardous waste and other recyclable materials this fall through events hosted by the City and in partnership with other entities.
On Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the City will hold a fall cleanup event at the Damon Pursell lot at 6105 NW River Park Drive. Items collected include small limbs, leaves and grass (no plastic bags), used batteries, scrap metal, water heaters, auto parts, metal products, air conditioners without compressor, washers and dryers without motor, tires, furniture and household debris. Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste (HHW) items, but residents have the opportunity to dispose of HHW items through the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) HHW program on October 28th in Liberty. Proof of residency is required.
On Monday, October 16 the City will provide curbside pickup of landscape waste and bulky waste. Acceptable items include anything that can be picked up and carried by one person (excluding refrigerators). Items must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. Yard waste placed at the curb must be bagged and limbs must be bundled at a maximum length of four feet.
From Monday, October 16 through Friday, December 1 Parkville residents can drop off yard waste at no charge at 6105 NW River Park Drive any time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yard waste does not have to be bagged. Proof of residency is required.
Additional yard waste disposal is available to Parkville residents throughout the year at the Regional Brush/Yard Waste Recycle Facility in the Gladstone Public Works building located at 4000 NE 76th Street. The program is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to residential customers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Yard waste must be bagged and there is a charge per bag, truck and/or trailer. Proof of residency is required. The City of Parkville participates with Gladstone, Pleasant Valley, Liberty and Lake Waukomis to give residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste and brush year-round.
On Tuesday, October 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, residents may drop off electronics and paper for secure document shredding. Throughout the spring and summer, the City partners with the Parkville Commons and Midwest Recycling Center to collect essentially anything with a cord or battery (working or not) during electronics recycling events in the parking lot at City Hall. The electronic recycling events are open to anyone, not just Parkville residents – anyone can get rid of freezers, cell phones, or other electronic items for free but there is a charge to recycle some items. A list of fees is available online at http://mrcrecycling.net/recycling-fees. Secured document shredding is only available to Parkville residents and proof of residency is required.
On Saturday, October 28 from 8 a.m. until noon Parkville and Platte County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste products at a site sponsored by the MARC Solid Waste Management District. Items such as paint, automotive products, antifreeze, batteries, CFL light bulbs, fertilizers, hazardous cleaners, household cleaners, pool chemicals, used oil and thinners are collected by MARC at mobile collection events at various locations throughout the metro area. The next mobile event near Parkville will be held at the Liberty City Hall, located at the intersection of Kansas and Missouri streets. Visit http://www.recyclespot.org/ for more information.
Parkville residents may also deliver HHW accepted items on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the year to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at 4707 Deramus Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Proof of residency is required.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste whenever possible. The average person in the Kansas City metro still throws out about 7 pounds of waste per day. To learn more, visit RecycleSpot.org: greater Kansas City’s one-stop shop for recycling information. The website features a tool to allow visitors to search for instructions to recycle popular items based on zip code.
Visit http://parkvillemo.gov/residents/waste-disposal-opportunities/ for more information about all the waste disposal events available to Parkville residents.