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 spring through events hosted by the City and in partnership with other entities.
Spring Cleanup: The City will hold the Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. Proof of residency is required. Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste (HHW) items.
Platte County Cleanup: Platte County will hold its annual cleanup event from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at Platte County Public Works, located at 15955 Hwy 273 in Platte City. Most items are accepted for a standard load entry fee; there is an additional charge for electronics, appliances and tires. Items not accepted include hazardous waste, liquid paint and chemicals. Non-bulky items must be bagged or bundled. This event is open to Platte County residents only and proof of residency is required.
Extended Yard Waste Drop Off: Parkville residents can drop off yard waste beginning on Monday, April 24 through Friday, May 12 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.
Electronics Recycling: Throughout the spring and summer, the City partners with the Parkville Commons and Surplus Exchange to collect essentially anything with a cord or battery (working or not) during electronics recycling events in the parking lot at City Hall. 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″. The next event will be held on Tuesday, April 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or until the truck is full.
Paper Shredding: The City of Parkville will host a one day paper shredding event, in conjunction with the electronics recycling event, on Tuesday, April 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. in the parking lot at Parkville City Hall. The City is partnering with Document Resources to provide secure paper shredding services to Parkville residents only. Limit of two boxes per residence. Proof of residency is required.
Household Hazardous Waste: Parkville and Platte County are members of the 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 first mobile event near Parkville will be held at Happy Rock Park in Gladstone on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. until noon. Visit http://www.recyclespot.org/ for more information.
Parkville residents can 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. Proof of residency is required.
Regional Brush/Yard Waste: 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 for these events includes a valid driver’s license with a Parkville address.
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 the waste disposal events available to Parkville residents.