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12 March 2008 @ 02:04 pm
Kansas City area drop-off recycling locations  



Johnson County Landfill I-435 & Holliday Drive, Shawnee, Kansas
(open weekends only) Sat. & Sun. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Metro North Shopping Center – NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
Open Wednesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

91st & Hillcrest – Kansas City, Mo, in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Open Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

48th & Forest – CLOSED. New location unknown at this time.

Chouteau – Chouteau & Deramus Streets, Kansas City, Missouri
Open Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Kansas City, Kansas
3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, Kansas
Thursdays 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Smithville - @ Amoco Station @ Hwy. 169 & Hwy. 169 Jct. Spur
(open 4th weekend of month) Sat. & Sun. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Raytown - @ Joe Herndon School on 350 Hwy.
(open 1st & 3rd weekends of month) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lake Lotawana - @ Mason Elementary School on Colburn Road
(open 2nd weekend of month) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grain Valley - @ Sni-A-Bar Elementary School, 701 W. AA Hwy.
(open Saturdays only) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Note: no glass accepted at this site)

Lee’s Summit - @ 2101 S.E. Hamblen Rd. (city landfill site)


Overland Park – C.L.O. – 119th & Hardy (South side of 119th St)
Open 5 days per week, Tues. thru Friday. 9:30am – 5:30 pm and Sat 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


35th Street Recycling Center
13600 E. 35th Street
(Behind the Water Tank)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fridays
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays

Vista Drive Recycling Center
875 Vista Drive
 (Truman Road East of M-291, One Mile North on Vista Drive Next to Animal Shelter)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sundays
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays


 http://www.recyclespot.org/ is a good resource.

i would die for you: ron pauljustkissme on March 12th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Why don't we have any 24 hour drop bins?

I grew up in Columbia, and we always just took our things to the parking lot of the local grocery store any time of the day or night. Do they just not trust people to put them in the right bins or is there just simply too much to let it go unattended 24/7?
et Peregrini f. o karissimi memento_peregrinus_ on March 12th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
My assumption is that the manpower to man the bins during set hours is likely less than the cost of sorting out all the trash that people would inevitably dump in it and disposing of it. The bins here and there (like bins for newspaper/paper recycling that are often found at schools) that are unmanned seem to have smaller openings, possibly designed to keep out full bags of trash.
daytonobuci on July 17th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
We don’t have much time to reform our ways. It’s not a matter of better or worse, it’s human survival.
et Peregrini f. o karissimi memento_peregrinus_ on March 12th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
48th and Forest is no longer a drop-off site. A few months ago, it moved to 63rd and Paseo for a month or so, and now I've heard it's moved again (from someone whose company used it regularly), somewhere much further south (I don't remember where).
Steveshmigs on March 12th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'll do some research and edit this so that it's more accurate.
bernoo on March 12th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Actually, the site is still there in a shopping mart parking lot in the 63rd and Paseo area, just past the fire department.
et Peregrini f. o karissimi memento_peregrinus_ on March 12th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, maybe I misunderstood. A woman who works near my house, they've been having an employee take their company's recycling to the drop off site. I thought she said it moved from 63rd & Paseo, but maybe she meant that going to THAT location was too far.

I went to it once, in that grocery store parking lot, and then drove by a month or so ago and there was no sign that it was ever there. I thought the bins stayed 24/7 but were just locked up. Maybe they take everything away when it's not open.
bernoo on March 12th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
oops! I was wrong, you were right.
I guess I was wrong. Sorry about that! I just made a drive-by and it is gone. I swear they were there not more than 2 or 3 weeks ago.

What the heck is up with that? The recycling center at 48th and Forest was always busy, especially on weekends.

Endless Pajama Lark: handyscratchtasia on March 12th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
It had to close suddenly. Other tenants of the strip mall were complaining.
Bother Ottertriadruid on March 12th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: oops! I was wrong, you were right.
They lost the spot at 48th & Forest, to my understanding. Then tried to move to 63rd, and got kicked/had to drop/something happened/the clam died.
Missytequilalemonade on March 12th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
There's a big dumpster like bin on Walnut just as you cross over into the River Market on the side with the Bank of America ATM. Holds paper recyclables and plastic iirc