As we enter spring, the City will once again offer multiple options for safely and responsibly disposing of unwanted items.
There will be one noticeable difference to the list of scheduled events, as we will be canceling the Spring Brush Drop Off event. Due to the dam and spillway construction inside City Park, the roads to the brush drop off location are not suitable for vehicle traffic. These roads will be repaved before the projects are completed, but during the projects have been turned to dirt. Staff plan to hold the Fall Brush Drop Off event on schedule, as the project is on course to be completed at that time.
We do want to remind you that GFL Environmental Kansas City does collect bags and bundles of sticks and small limbs each week. Place your bags of yard waste at the curb on your regular trash day.
CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP
The first event on the schedule is the spring City-Wide Clean Up.
This year, the event will be held on two Saturdays (May 14 & May 21), instead of the standard Friday/Saturday event. The City once again be using the GFL/WCA facility, located at 22820 MO-291, as the host for the event. Gates will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Residents will unload their own vehicles, with the assistance of City and GFL staff.
Items accepted at no cost: Non-Freon appliances and metal items, water heaters, furniture, light construction debris (limited to one 16-foot trailer), and household trash.
Items not accepted: Refrigerant items (refrigerators and air conditioners), tires, auto batteries, oil, hazardous chemicals, paint, roofing shingles and yard waste.
This event is only available for those who live within the City limits. To participate, residents will be required to provide proof of residency within the incorporated City limits of Harrisonville. For example, a City of Harrisonville utility-billing statement.
GFL would also like to remind residents that they will pick up one bulky item per month, for free. To get your free item picked up, contact GFL's Customer Service Department (816) 380-5595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE REMOVAL
The second event on the schedule is the annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, from 8 a.m. until noon (or until capacity is reached) on June 18. The event will be held at the Harrisonville Streets Department facility, located at 1403 S Independence Street.
HHW includes products such as paint, automotive fluids, cleaners, lawn and garden products, bug sprays, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and nail polish. When dropping off items, please remain in your vehicle and turn your motor off.
The City of Harrisonville is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, a service coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District. The June 18, event will only be available to residents of communities who also are members of MARC’s Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
As you prepare for the event, please follow these tips for gathering your HHW for safe disposal:
• Seal containers tightly.
• Bring items in their original containers inside a sturdy box.
• If original container is leaking or damaged, transfer product to a safe container and re-label.
• Don’t mix products together.
• Be prepared to leave your containers. Containers such as gasoline cans will not be returned at mobile events.
A large number of vehicle are expected to be present at the event. As we strive to keep our main roadways open, we ask that vehicles line up on Bowman Street, before entering the drop off area. Below are instructions for entering the site.
If driving south on Independence Street, continue on Independence to Commercial Street. Turn right on Commercial and then right on Butler Drive. Take Butler to Bowman and turn right.
If driving north on Independence, continue on Independence to South Street. Turn left on South. Take South to Butler and turn left. Take Butler to Bowman and turn left.
From Bowman Street, please follow the instruction of City staff when crossing Independence.
As a reminder, residents have year-round access to the safe disposal of unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, and household cleaners, through the permanent facilities in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City. Residents can also can attend any of the mobile events scheduled April through October.
For more information please visit the Recycle Spot website and select the "HHW" tab, or call 816-701-8226.
Kansas City Facility
4707 Deramus Street
Open Thursday and Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 4
No appointment necessary!
Lee’s Summit Facility
Operated by KC Dumpster Company
2101 SE Hamblen Road
By appointment only.
100-pound limit per visit.
Open first Saturday of the month, April thru November, from 7 a.m. to noon.