Parkville Missouri

Recycling & Waste Disposal

Residents in Parkville have many different options to get rid of unwanted materials, yard waste, household hazardous waste and other recyclable materials.

Cleanups | Curbside Pickup | Yard WasteHousehold Hazardous Waste | Electronics | Paper Shredding | Glass | Trees Near Power Lines

Cleanups

The City holds two cleanup events annually. The spring cleanup is held in April and the fall cleanup is held in October. Proof of residency is required. 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. Sorry, no businesses.

 

Curbside Pickup

Every year in October the City holds a curbside pickup event the Monday following the Fall Cleanup. 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 must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. and must be able to be carried by one person. Yard waste must be bagged/bundled and limbs must not exceed 4 feet in length. Items not collected include paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/dryer motors and household hazardous waste items.

Yard Waste Drop Offs

For 4-6 weeks following the spring cleanup in April and the fall cleanup in October, Parkville residents can drop off yard waste at no charge at 6305 NW River Park Drive anytime Monday through Friday (except holidays) between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Yard waste does not have to be bagged. Parkville residents only. Proof of residency is required. Sorry, no businesses.

 

Regional Brush/Yard Waste Recycle Facility

In a partnership with Gladstone, Pleasant Valley, Liberty and Lake Waukomis, Parkville residents can drop off brush and yard waste any time throughout the year at Gladstone Public Works, 4000 NE 76th Street, just north of Happy Rock Park. Proof of residency must be presented in the office at the time of payment. Yard waste is accepted in bags and must be emptied to show they do not contain trash. Paper bags may be left on-site but plastic bags must be taken.

Residential Program

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • For a list of fees, click on the image to the right.

Commercial Program

  • Monday – Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • For a list of fees, click on the image to the right.

Household Hazardous Waste

Parkville is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, a service coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District. Residents have year-round access to the safe disposal of unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, florescent bulbs and house cleaners.

Some HHW items accepted include: automotive products, antifreeze, batteries, CFL light bulbs, fertilizers, hazardous cleaners, household cleaners, pool chemicals, used oil and thinners. Business waste is not accepted.

For a full list of mobile events visit http://www.recyclespot.org/HHW/Mobile-Events.aspx.

If you can’t make it to a mobile event, you can take your waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at 4707 Deramus Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit www.recyclespot.org and click on the “HHW” tab, or call (816) 701-8226.

Electronics Recycling

Midwest Recycling Center will be in Parkville at various times throughout the spring and summer next year. If you need a place to get rid of that old cell phone, computer, or other electronic items this event is for you. The City has partnered with the Midwest Recycling Center to collect essentially everything that has a cord or battery (working or not). Most items are free, but there are charges for certain electronics.

Paper Shredding

The City partnered with Midwest Shredding Service to provide secure on-site document shredding to Parkville residents, in conjunction with the electronics recycling events. Proof of residency required.

  • Residency checked on-site
  • Remove all binder clips, paper clips and plastic
  • Limit two boxes per resident

Glass Recycling

Glass bottles can be recycled in the Ripple Glass bin behind the Parkville location of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 8815 NW 45 Highway. There are also other collection sites throughout the Kansas City metro. Recycled glass is mainly used in fiberglass insulation and new glass containers. Visit http://www.rippleglass.com/ for more information.

RecycleSpot.org

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.

 

Trees Endangering Power Lines

Evergy has a tree trimming program for trees and limbs on private property in which the company will trim the tree back away from the wires so fallen limbs will not affect the power lines. If there is a potential issue with limbs near power lines that run from pole to pole near the home, the resident can contact Evergy at 1-800-541-0545, ext. 4 or submit an online request at https://www.evergy.com/outages/safety. Trees that impact the line from a pole to a meter are the resident’s responsibility.

Evergy will not take any of the wood or brush away from the site so it is the responsibility of the resident to dispose of the debris. Parkville residents can drop off the debris at the spring or fall cleanup events.

Parkville residents can contact the operations division of the Public Works Department at (816) 741-0824 for trees and limbs that have fallen on public property and public right-of-way within the city limits. City staff will remove the limbs from public property. City crews work hard to keep local roads open during and following storm events. We appreciate help from the public to notify us of debris so we can promptly respond.

Trees located in the right-of-way on Missouri state highways are state property and will be taken care of by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Residents can call MoDOT at (816) 622-6500 if any trees or limbs have fallen on Highway 45, Highway 9 or FF Highway and MoDOT will take care of removing the limbs.