Recycling

Curbside Recycling

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 (at least one of the following materials: magazines, office paper, food grade plastics types 3-7, cardboard/paperboard or glass containers). Additional fees generally apply for curbside recycling collection services depending on the hauler. 

Acceptable curbside recycling Items

  • metal cans (aluminum and tin)
  • type 1 & 2 food grade plastics
  • newspaper

Recycle More, Recycle Better

Did you know plastic bags are not an acceptable curbside recycling item? Help keep the cost of recycling down by learning what items can and cannot go in curbside recycling bins.

Curbside Recycling Items


Drop-off Recycling

The City's drop-off recycling locations are permanently closed. 

Some items are accepted for recycling, for a fee, at the Resource Recovery Park, operated by the City's contractor KC Dumpster Company. Appliances, electronics, flat-screen TVs and mattresses are among the items accepted. Full list of items and fees.

Visit RecycleSpot to find drop-off locations throughout the Kansas City metro area for a variety of items to recycle.


Image of a Downtown Lee's Summit recycling bin.Downtown Recycling

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

Image of Ripple Glass recycling bin.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)