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Trash & Recycling

Trash Service

Residential trash service is controlled by City Ordinance.  Trash service for Smithville residents effective 1/1/2017 is provided by WCA.  Effective 1/1/2020 the cost of trash service is $19.30 per month and is included in residential utility bills. 

WCA will recognize 3 holidays annually: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Trash pick up for a holiday week will be delayed one day (beginning with the date of the holiday).


Curbside recycling is included in the solid waste contract. Residents can "opt-out" of curbside recycling by calling  WCA at 816-380-5595.  Curbside recycling is picked up on your regular trash day. 

Recycle More/Recycle Better. See the Recycling Guidelines
Do not bag items for recycling, NO GLASS in curbside recycling, NO food items, please rinse cans and containers. 

Glass can be recycled in the Ripple Glass container at Price Chopper (122 N US Hwy 169).

Household Hazardous Waste

Mid-America Regional Council has  mobile events scheduled through out the metropolitan area. Smithville residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste at any of the drop-off locations.  (2020 HHW Mobile Event Schedule)

Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off at 4707 Deramus (just south of the Chouteau bridge) on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm or on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  No appointment is needed. The Kansas City hazardous waste facility can be contacted at (816) 513-8400 if you have questions.

For other household hazardous waste drop off sites visit the 
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) website.   

Yard Waste

Yard waste is included in the solid waste contract with WCA.  Residents MUST "opt-in" to the curbside yard waste collection by contacting  WCA at 816-380-5595.  Yard waste is collected weekly from mid March thru the end of October (5 paper/compostable bags per week or 5 18" x 36" bundles per week) with limited collection from early November thru mid March.  Please see details in the guidelines below.

2020 Yard Waste Calendar
2020 Yard Waste Calendar & Guidelines
2021 Yard Waste Calendar & Guidelines

 Smithville residents are also able to utilize the Missouri Organic yard waste drop off site at 11660 N. Main St. in Kansas City which opens mid March 15 for the season. For more information call 816-513-1313.