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 Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to dusk from April 2, 2021 thru November 28, 2021. The Bulky item Drop off service is only open on Saturdays thru this time period. 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.

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. Also, Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park HHW Facility is now open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 816-550-1612 for an appointment.
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

A HHW Event will be held Saturday, November 13 from 8 a.m. to noon by the City of Kearney at Mack Porter Park, 1001 N. MO Hwy. 33, Kearney, MO. This event is free to residents of Excelsior Springs. Click here for details.

The HHW event for 2021 was held on September 25th in Richmond at their City Hall. Excelsior Springs partnered with Lawson and Richmond this year. Please click here to view the mobile schedule. Please click here to view the permanent Missouri collection facilities.

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.