Recycling Regulations and Locations in Clay County


What's New:

(last changed: 10/3/2014)

  • The MARC Solid Waste Management District has developed a resource kit to promote the Household Hazardous Waste events. Take a look!
  • Lawson and Pleasant Valley are now participating municipalities in the HHW-MARC Solid Waste Management District program and have access to Drop-Off sites and events, see below.
  • The phone number for the facility on Deramus Ave. is now (816) 513-8400 (see below).
  • Upcoming HHW events: Liberty - October 18 (read more on the City of Liberty's web site, Event Flyer)
  • Kansas City, MO opened up a new yard waste drop-off facility that is open to all residents. It is located on 11660 N Main St (NE corner of NE Cookingham Dr and N Main St)

RecycleSpot.Org, sponsored by the MARC Solid Waste Management District, is your go-to resource for discovering recycling providers in the Greater KC Area. Read more

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 products
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Fuels
  • Hazardous cleaners
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Paint and paint related products
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Used Oil

Facility does not accept:

  • Explosives
  • Yard waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Pressurized gas cylinders
  • Items containing asbestos
  • Tires
  • Appliances

Residents of the participating communities in Clay County have access to 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
  • Lawson
  • Liberty
  • North Kansas City
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Smithville
  • Unincorporated Clay County

Facility Address
4707 Deramus Ave
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 513-8400 (new)

Lawn/Organic Materials

Leaves & Brush Drop-Off locations

Locations, drop-off times, residency requirements, fees and closing dates are here:



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



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