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Electronics and Carpet Recycling

The City's Resource Recovery Park now accepts carpet and electronics for recycling.

Household Hazardous Waste

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED!!  Up to 100 pounds of HHW are accepted per household, per appointment, per day. 

Environmental Records Request

All environmental records requests should be directed to the Lee's Summit Fire Department via their Contact Us page.

Environmental Services

City Provides Details about Consideration of Flow Control

There has been much conversation recently about the topic of flow control. In particular, residents want to better understand:

  • What is flow control?
  • Where did the idea originate?
  • Why is the City considering this solid waste option for our community?

Before we can answer these questions, it’s important to understand how we arrived at this option. The City’s landfill will reach its permitted capacity in late 2017 or 2018. As a result, the City’s staff has been exploring the best options for the future of the City’s solid waste services.

Council Committee Recommends Tabling Flow Control Ordinance Until Results of a Solid Waste Survey Are Presented

During its March 2 meeting, the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee voted to recommend to City Council the execution of a contract for a resident survey to determine the impact of environmental programs, such as the recycling centers, yard waste, compost, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), in Lee’s Summit. Beginning in late 2017 or early 2018, the City may not be able to fund many of its award-winning, comprehensive environmental programs when the Lee's Summit Municipal Landfill, located at the Resource Recovery Park (RRP), closes due to it reaching permitted capacity. The revenue generated from trash disposal fees at the RRP currently funds the City’s environmental programs at an approximate $900,000 annual cost.

City Exploring More Options to Fund Solid Waste Programs and Services in the Future

On Feb. 2, the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee (ENR) directed City staff to seek additional concepts on how to deal with solid waste programs and services after the pending closure of the City’s landfill in late 2017 or 2018.

City Looks to the Future of Solid Waste Services

With the Lee’s Summit Municipal landfill expected to close in 2018 due to it reaching its permitted capacity, the City of Lee’s Summit is taking steps to preserve recycling programs and other solid waste services by pursuing a contract based on a privatization proposal.

By doing so, the City will be in a position to continue providing its locally and regionally recognized environmental programs and solid waste services. Currently, the revenue generated from trash disposal fees at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (RRP) subsidizes the City’s environmental programs at an approximate $900,000 annual cost. Among those City programs are yard waste, household hazardous waste, and recycling, such as white goods (appliances), electronics, carpet, and more.

Chris Bussen Receives Special Recognition Award for Public Employee

Chris Bussen, solid waste superintendent in the Solid Waste Division of the Lee’s Summit Public Works Department, is the recipient of the 2014 Mid-America Regional Council – Solid Waste Management District (MARC-SWMD) Special Recognition Award for Public Employee.

Attention Scout Leaders!

Did you know? The City of Lee's Summit offers tours and activities to help Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts complete steps, electives, and achievements for Journeys and badges.