• Single Stream Recycling 
Your recycling is collected in a combined or mixed fashion. Paper and containers are collected together. Since there is no need to separate, recycle materials can be placed into your bin without regard to paper or containers. You no longer need to segregate paper in your bin. Add materials to your bin as generated.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling services are available to all Liberty residential customers except apartment dwellers. Please use the cart with the yellow lid for recyclables. See below or on the yellow lid of your cart for a list of acceptable recyclables. The 65-gallon cart should be placed at the curb for pick-up the same day as trash collection. If you do not already have a cart, one can be delivered by calling Allied Waste Services at 816-254-1470. 

  • Recycling for Businesses: 

    Business can also contract directly with Allied Waste for recycling services as part of the City's contract. For more info, call Allied Waste at 816-254-1470. 

Drop-Off Recycling Center

The curbside recycling program is supplemented with a drop-off recycling program. Residents can dispose of their recyclables throughout the week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the City’s Public Works facility at 400 Suddarth. View a directional map.

What Can and Can Not be recycled at the curb or recycling center?

Can be recycled

Can NOT be recycled
The same materials that can be recycled curbside can be disposed of at the drop-off Center. 

  • Plastic bottles (necks smaller than base) 
  • Plastic tubs 
  • Shredded paper 
  • Plastic jugs 
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Mail, mixed paper, catalogs 
  • Magazines 
  • Newspaper and inserts 
  • Phone books 
  • Take out pizza boxes
  • Paper cartons (milk cartons, juice boxes) 
  • Clean metal food cans 
  • Aluminum cans
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened)  
  • Boxboard, cereal boxes, frozen food boxes
Please Note: When recycling, please make sure your recyclables are emptyclean and dry.

  • Batteries or electronics
  • Appliances
  • Hazardous or toxic product containers
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • Frozen food bags
  • Styrofoam conatiners, styrofoam peanut, or packing
  • Light bulbs, drinking glasses, other glassware
  • Propane tanks
  • Glass jars & bottles 
  • Flower pots, plastic toys
  • Food & wet waste, food contaminated paper plates, napkins
  • Chip bags
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Please DO NOT recycle glass curbside. Drop off recycling locations in Liberty for glass»

If you have questions about what items can be taken for the curbside program, please call 816-439-4545. 

Helpful Recycling Hints 

  • Flatten plastic, tin and aluminum containers if you need more room in the bin.
  • Rinse all containers.
  • Remove lids and rings from bottles.
  • Make sure all materials, including magazines, catalogs, ad inserts, phone books and brochures, and all items accepted curbside, are placed inside the bin and it is at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

Other Recycling/Disposal Resources