Residents of Lee's Summit may hire the curbside recycling hauler of their choice. Monthly rates vary from hauler to hauler. All licensed residential trash haulers are required to offer curbside recycling services to residents if requested. Additional fees generally apply for curbside recycling collection services depending on the hauler.
Current licensed residential curbside trash and recycling haulers are identified on the Residential Trash webpage.
Acceptable Curbside Recycling Items
- metal cans (aluminum & tin)
- type 1 & 2 food grade plastics
In addition, haulers are required to offer at least one of the following materials for recycling: magazines, office paper, food grade plastics types 3-7, cardboard/paperboard, or glass containers.
The City's drop-off recycling locations are permanently closed. See updates on efforts to reopen the North Recyclng Center and Ripple Glass drop-off locations.
Some items are accepted for recycling, for a fee, at the Resource Recovery Park (RRP), which is now operated by Summit Waste Systems. Appliances, electronics, flat-screen TVs, and mattresses are among the items accepted. Summit Waste Systems has a full list of items and fees.
Visit RecycleSpot.org to find drop-off locations throughout the Kansas City metro area for a variety of items to recycle.
Ten recycle bins are strategically placed near existing trash receptacles throughout the downtown area. 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. These bins are intended to be used by visitors and are NOT for drop-off of residential or commercial recycling.
Glass Bottles and Jars
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)
- John Knox Village (600 NW Pryor Road)
- New Longview (Longview Blvd. south of Fascination Drive)