In the Know

It’s Your Home, Make it Safe

The City of Excelsior Springs is a participating community in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program through the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District. The district encompasses Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

Residents of Excelsior Springs contributed 24,551 pounds of hazardous waste material in 2018 that helped to protect our environment and not go into the waste stream. Click here to view the report. A portion of your trash bill is used to support this program. Collection events are held throughout the year and share hosting these events. Click here for 2019 collection events calendar.

Items that can be disposed of include paint, cleaners, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, bug sprays, fluorescent lights, and other chemical products generated by residents at their home. Hazardous waste is also accepted from Excelsior Springs residents at no charge at the Kansas City HHW facility, 4707 Deramus (just south of the Chouteau Bridge in the east river bottoms), Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment required. Please note that until further notice, the Summit Waste System HHW facility in Lee’s Summit in no longer accepting material.

Learn more about the City of Excelsior Springs Recycling Center and items that are accepted.

Advisory: S. Kansas City Avenue closure

S. Kansas City Avenue will be closed between Concourse Avenue and South Street daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting April 25 through May 3.

Community Development publishes Annual Report

The City of Excelsior Springs Community Development Department published its first Annual Report in February. “The Annual Report is a glimpse into the work we do in community development,” said Melinda Mehaffy, Director. “What you don’t see is all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work to clean up properties, finish new projects or plan for what comes next. We hope this gives you an idea of the work we are doing to ensure our community has safe buildings and homes and new investment in the community.”
Click here for Annual Report.

Rebuilding Together KC finishes local project


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The City of Excelsior Springs partnered with Rebuilding Together KC for redevelopment of a blighted property on Adams Street. The home contains 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a 7,405 sq. ft. lot. The revitalization includes a fully remodeled bathroom and kitchen featuring granite counter tops, farmhouse sink, and new stainless steel appliances. The original hardwood floors were saved and have been beautifully refinished. Home renovation includes new HVAC, water heater, plumbing and electrical, as well as upgrades to the exterior and back yard.

Rebuilding Together, Inc. (RTI) is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the United States that is focused on transforming the homes and lives of low-income families, seniors, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Advisory: Construction begins at Royal Hotel

Workers for the Royal Hotel redevelopment project have begun erecting safety fences for pedestrian traffic. Drivers should also be cautious when using Marietta and South streets for workers and equipment in the construction area as the exterior porch is removed and replaced.