Effective February 6, 2016, both the North and South Recycling Centers have permanently closed.
Mixed Recycling: The cities of Blue Springs and Independence offer free recycling at their drop-off recycling centers, at the following locations:
Blue Springs: Pink Hill Park Recycling Center, 2725 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO
Independence: Vista Avenue Recycling Center, 875 Vista Avenue, Independence, MO
35th Street Recycling Center, 13600 East 35th Street, Independence, MO
Glass Bottles and Jars: Five purple Ripple Glass bins are located around Lee's Summit for public use, as follows:
- Price Chopper (937 NE Woods Chapel Road)
- Price Chopper (251 SW Greenwich Drive)
- Price Chopper (1600 SE Blue Parkway)
- HyVee (310 SW Ward Road)
- New Longview (Longview Blvd. south of Fascination Dr.)
Other Recycling Options: Visit RecycleSpot.org
to search for facilities that recycle materials not accepted at
these drop-off locations.
Residential Curbside Recycling
The City of Lee's Summit does NOT offer curbside recycling to our residents. However, residents of Lee’s Summit may hire the curbside recycling hauler of their choice – monthly rates vary depending on the hauler chosen. All licensed residential trash haulers are required to offer curbside recycling to residents if they request the service. Additional fees generally apply for curbside recycling services, which vary depending on the hauler chosen.
Current licensed residential trash and recycling haulers are as follows:
(NOTE: haulers MUST be licensed with the City of Lee's Summit)
|RESIDENTIAL TRASH HAULER
|Republic Services dba Allied Waste Services
|EnviroStar Waste Services
|Ted's Trash Service
|WCA dba Town & Country Disposal
Acceptable Curbside Recycling Items
Metal cans (aluminum and tin), food-grade types 1 and 2 plastics, and newspaper are required to be offered for curbside collection by residential haulers. In addition, residential haulers are required to offer recycling of at least one of the following materials: magazines, office paper, food-grade types 3-7 plastics, cardboard/paperboard, or glass containers. However, each hauler is unique and offers to collect their own combination of recyclables at their discretionary rates. Please contact the licensed haulers above for a list of items accepted and associated rates.
On Earth Day (April 22) 2009, the City of Lee's Summit debuted 10 new recycle bins in the downtown district. These bins look similar to the existing trash receptacles and are strategically placed near existing trash receptacles throughout the downtown area. Patrons now have the ability to recycle their plastic and aluminum drink containers while shopping, dining, and playing downtown.
These bins were funded in part by a grant from the Mid America Regional Council - Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Feel free to shop, dine, play and RECYCLE the next time you visit downtown!
For more information, contact the City's Environmental Specialist or call the Public Works Department at 969-1800.