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 through events hosted by the City and in partnership with other entities. Public Works Director Alysen Abel said “In response to feedback received from the cleanup survey last fall, the City will offer many citywide cleanup opportunities in the spring and fall.”
The City will hold a spring cleanup event on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Damon Pursell lot at 6105 NW River Park Drive. Items collected include small limbs (must be bundled or tied), bagged 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 HHW program. Proof of residency is required.
Parkville residents can drop off yard waste beginning on Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 13 at no charge at 6105 NW River Park Drive any time Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Yard waste does not have to be bagged. Proof of residency is required.
Parkville and Platte County are members of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District HHW program for disposal of items such as paint, automotive products, antifreeze, batteries, CFL light bulbs, fertilizers, hazardous cleaners, household cleaners, pool chemicals, used oil and thinners. The HHW program conducts mobile collection events at various locations through the metro area. The mobile event for Parkville will be held at Platte Landing Park on May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon, in conjunction with the Parkville Recycling Extravaganza.
Items accepted at the Parkville Recycling Extravaganza on May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon include tires, electronics, paper shedding, mattresses and box springs, batteries, eyeglasses, iron and metal and other recyclables. The event is available to everyone, but only non-residents will be charged a flat fee of $10.00 per vehicle for tire recycling and paper shredding. Proof of residency will be required for those services. Non-residents will be able to utilize the other recycling services at no charge. Paper shredding is limited to four (4) boxes per customer (resident or non-resident) and tire recycling is limited to four (4) tires per non-resident vehicle (no limit for residents). Services previously offered that will not be available in 2016 include prescription drugs, furniture, household items, clothing, bicycles, tennis balls, and unusable athletic shoes. Please visit RecycleSpot.org for information about recycling items that will not be collected at the event.
Parkville residents may also deliver HHW accepted items on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 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 or attend one of MARC’s mobile events at various locations throughout the Kansas City metro.
Platte County will hold a spring cleanup event on April 29 and April 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Platte County Public Works building located at 15955 Highway 273, Platte City. Household debris will be collected and non-bulky items must be bagged or bundled. Items not accepted include hazardous waste, liquid paint, chemicals and waste from businesses. The event is open to all Platte County residents who will be required to provide proof of residency. Residents will be charged a standard load entry fee based on the type of vehicle used and additional fees will be charged for tires, appliances and electronics.
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 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.
Acceptable proof of residency includes a recent Parkville sewer bill or a Platte County paid property tax receipt showing tax liability to the City of Parkville; a driver’s license is not accepted.
Throughout the spring and summer, the City partners with the Parkville Commons and Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) to collect essentially anything with a cord or battery (working or not) during electronics recycling events in the parking lot at City Hall. Check the City’s website for more information and event dates. These 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 TVs: $20 for TVs smaller than 27” and $40 for TVs larger than 28″.
Residents will have additional opportunities in the fall to dispose of various items. The City has tentatively scheduled the fall cleanup on October 8, curbside pickup on October 10, and yard waste drop off from October 10 to November 4.
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/community/waste-disposal-opportunities/ for more information about the waste disposal events available to Parkville residents.