Recycling Center

At the City’s recycle drop-off site we will receive the following items Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

• Corrugated cardboard, paperboard or chipboard, carrier stock (cardboard soft drink and beer boxes)
• Aluminum cans
• Glass
• Steel and bi-metal cans, rinsed
• Newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, phone books, junk mail, catalogs, and office paper.
• Plastics #1 and #2 with a neck
• Scrap metals such as appliances PLEASE NOTE: All CFC’s must be removed from freezers and refrigerators before being recycled.

Things you cannot recycle at the drop-off site:

• Household hazardous waste – oil containers, automotive product bottles, paint containers and batteries
• Styrofoam
• Coated containers like juice boxes
• Dishwashers, electronics, toilets, furniture or microwaves

We do not accept household hazardous materials such as paint, batteries, oil or any other toxic chemical. These can be recycled at the Kansas City Collection Center located at 4707 Deramus St., KCMO 64120 Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment necessary! This is free to all residents of Excelsior Springs. Please note that until further notice, the Summit Waste System HHW facility in Lee’s Summit in no longer accepting material.

The City of Excelsior Springs is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Program, a service coordinated by the 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, fluorescent bulbs and housecleaners. Business waste is NOT accepted. Residents can access the permanent facilities in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City and can also attend any of the mobile events scheduled April through October.

Mobile Collection Events

2019 Events Schedule Brochure. All events will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Remember, residents of participating communities may attend any of the mobile events, or either of the two permanent facilities. No business waste accepted, which includes non-profits, churches, home-based businesses and rental property owners. For more information, visit

What to do about electronics?

The solution is E-Cycle Missouri, a tiered voluntary program through the Department of Natural Resources. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 2 million tons of computers and other electronics are disposed of each year. Currently only about 20 percent of these materials are being recycled. Please visit Dept. of Natural Resources website or call (573) 751-3176 or 1-800-361-4827.

What you can recycle:

• Computers – CPUs, monitors, keyboards and mice
• Printers
• TVs
• Handheld devices
• Cell Phones

You may also contact electronic retailers in your community to find out if they have a take-back program. Visit the manufacturer’s website to find out if they participate in a take-back program.

The recycling drop-off site was constructed with grant monies received from the Department of Natural Resources and Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District. With this grant the City constructed a new concrete site for parking and unloading of recyclables, the building itself and the fence, pictured above.