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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. to noon at
Liberty School Services, 801 Kent St., Liberty, MO. The event is FREE for residents of Excelsior Springs and other member communities of the Regional HHW Program. No business waste accepted.

Residents may dispose of paint and paint-related products, automotive fluids, batteries, lawn and garden chemicals, glues and adhesives, household cleaners, etc. No electronics. Click here for event flyer.

For more information on the Regional HHW Program, call the MARC Solid Waste Management District at 816-701-8226 or visit

152 Hwy. Bridge Closure

The Excelsior Springs Police Department has issued an advisory that the 152 Hwy. bridge over I-35 in Liberty will close the evening of Friday, May 31.

MoDOT Advisory: Rt. 152 Bridge over I-35 in Liberty closure

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the Route 152 Bridge over I-35 in Liberty beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 31 and will remain closed until Thursday, Sept. 19 for bridge replacement work. Motorists should expect delays and lane closures starting as early as 7:00 p.m. due to preparations that need to be taken prior to the demolition. The work is part of a project to replace the Route 152 Bridge, make improvements to Kansas Street and Route 291. Go to the designated webpage for details including detour maps.

It’s Your Home, Make it Safe

Image Household Hazardous Waste BrochureThe 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.

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

Photo Rebuilding Together KC House Before

Photo Rebuilding Together KC House After

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

Photo Royal Hotel Construction

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.