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 You Recycle?

Recyclable NOT Recyclable
Plastic bottles (necks smaller than base) Batteries or electronics
Plastic tubs Appliances
Shredded paper Hazardous or toxic product containers
Plastic jugs Plastic or metal hangers
Aerosol cans Frozen food bags
Mail, mixed paper, catalogs Styrofoam conatiners, styrofoam peanut, or packing
Magazines Light bulbs, drinking glasses, other glassware
Newspaper and inserts Propane tanks
Phone books Glass jars & bottles Drop off glass recycling locations »
Take out pizza boxes Chip bags
Paper cartons (milk cartons, juice boxes) Flower pots, plastic toys
Clean metal food cans Food & wet waste, food contaminated paper plates, napkins
Aluminum cans  
Corrugated cardboard (flattened) For other recycling resources visit
Boxboard, cereal boxes, frozen food boxes  

The same materials that can be recycled curbside can be disposed of at the drop-off center.

Please Note: When recycling, please make sure your recyclables are empty, clean and dry.

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

 Household Hazardous Waste Collection