Recycling Regulations and Locations in Clay County
Composting Yard Waste
Composting, the easy, practical way to turn yard waste into a soil enriching resource, is gaining momentum nationwide. Your own back yard is the best place to start. The cheapest, most efficient and environmentally safe way to recycle yard waste is to keep clippings, branches, flowers and leaves in a compost pile. You can build your own compost structure from wire wood or fencing.
Hazardous Waste in Your House
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes household cleaners, lawn and garden products, automotive fluids, paints and paint-related products. Common HHW products that can be taken to a collection facility include
- Automotive & household batteries
- Acids & alkalis
- Florescent tubes
- Herbicides & pesticides
- Used Oil & automotive fluids
- Household cleaners (e.g. drain, toilet & oven cleaners)
- Paint & paint related products
- Solvents (e.g. cresol, turpentine)
- Hobby supplies
- Pool chemicals
Residents of the participating communities in Clay County have access to permanent centers in Kansas City and also to a number of mobile collections held throughout the County, free of charge.
You must bring ID with proof of residency. There is a disposal charge per vehicle for residents of non-participating communities. The following communities participate in the HHW-MARC Solid Waste District:
- Excelsior Springs
- North Kansas City
- Unincorporated Clay County
Leaves & Brush Drop-Off locations
Unauthorized dumping is illegal. If you see an act of illegal dumping within Clay County Parks, or surrounding roadways, contact the Parks Department at (816) 407-3400 with the location, time, date, description and vehicle license plate number.
For all other acts of illegal dumping, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at (816) 407-3700.