Recycling Center

The City is trying to keep basic services open as much as possible while reducing the cost of providing those services.

The yard waste drop off center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to dusk, from April 1, 2022 thru November 19, 2022. The yard waste drop off is open on Saturdays only during March and December.  The bulky item drop off service is only open on Saturdays. Please see the Calendar and the Informational sheet for the holiday closures and information regarding these services.

Yard waste is free to residents of Excelsior Springs, bulky item drop off has normal fees that apply to Excelsior Springs residents. There will still be one supervisor at the site but residents will need to offload all material themselves while maintaining social distancing. Names will not be recorded on the roster. Landfills are still open and residents can dispose of those items at Courtney Ridge in Sugar Creek Mo.

If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 630-0755.

Effective today/October 21, 2022: Batliner is now taking co-mingled plastic again, so we are returning the bin to the regional drop off site and will also start taking it again as of today.

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
• Plastics #1 and #2 with a neck
• Steel and bi-metal cans, rinsed
• Newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, phone books, junk mail, catalogs, and office paper.
• 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. Also, Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park HHW Facility is now open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 816-550-1612 for an appointment. (See additional notice, below.)

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.

NOTICE (July 15, 2022) –  KC Water Asks Public to Limit Certain Hazardous Household Waste Materials at Facility and Mobile Events

(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water seeks the public’s help in refraining from bringing certain hazardous household waste (HHW) materials to the HHW facility located at 4707 Deramus Avenue and the mobile events. Due to a shortage of processing capacity at incineration facilities across the country, KC Water asks that customers do not bring the following items until further notice:

  • Corrosive Cleaners
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Pesticides/insecticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals

KC Water uses Heritage Thermal Services located in East Liverpool, Ohio to property and safely discard HHW products but the company is currently experiencing an extended equipment outage. Heritage is unable to accept waste at the facility at this time. Other companies across the country are in similar equipment outages and experiencing capacity shortfalls.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update the public as soon as information becomes available. For more information on acceptable items please visit the website at https://www.kcwater.us/programs/hhw/.

Mobile Collection Events

A HHW Event will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon by the City of Excelsior Springs at Public Works, 103 E. Water St., Excelsior Springs, MO. This event is held in partnership with the City of Lawson and the City of Richmond.

Please click here to download the 2022 mobile Household Hazardous Waste collection events brochure.

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 http://recyclespot.org.

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.