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
  • Fuels
  • 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
  • Gladstone
  • Kearney
  • Liberty
  • North Kansas City
  • Smithville
  • Unincorporated Clay County

Facility Address
4707 Deramus
Kansas City, MO
(816) 784-2080

Lawn/Organic Materials

Leaves & Brush Drop-Off locations

1815 N. Chouteau & I-470 & Raytown Rd.
Kansas City, MO
(816) 513-3490
Limbs, branches and leaves only. No Grass. No stumps larger than 12" diameter.
Kansas City, MO residents only

Missouri Organic Recycling
700 E. 40 hwy
(816) 483-0908
Yard waste: $1/bag $20/pickup load

Illegal Dumping

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.

contact us

Clay County,

Clay County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068

phone: (816) 407-3600
fax: (816) 407-3601