|KC Recycles - Your Curbside Recycling Program
KC Recycles is Kansas City's curbside recycling and household waste disposal program. Recycling is voluntary and residents can set their recyclables out every week or on an as-needed basis. The blue bin signals the recycling truck to stop. (Eligible households are single family residences and apartments of six or fewer units).
In 2009, KC Recycles collected approximately 19,000 tons of material.Find your trash and recycling day
. Frequently asked questions about KC Recycles.
Prior to recycling, please remove food and rinse containers.
Recycle these items in your bin:
- Aluminum cans and other metal cans
- Plastic bottles with a neck #1 and #2 (look for the number inside the chasing arrow symbol), such as water and soda bottles, milk jugs and detergent bottles. Please remove lids and rings.
- Plastic containers #3 thru #7 (look for the number inside the chasing arrow symbol), such as yogurt and margarine/butter tub containers.
- Office paper, junk mail, newspapers (without plastic rain bag), phone books, catalogues and magazines.
- Cardboard (thick corrugated and thin cereal box-type)
- Paper/Hardback books
- Pizza delivery boxes without food
- Cardboard egg cartons (Styrofoam egg cartons not accepted)
- Shredded paper in a paper bag that is labeled as shredded paper
Don't put these in your bin:
- Plastic bags
- Styrofoam egg cartons
- Motor oil bottles and other automotive product bottles (Household Hazardous Waste (HHW))
- Containers for household hazardous material (Household Hazardous Waste (HHW))
- Paper towels, tissues or napkins, plates or cups
- Aseptic and waxed containers, like milk cartons or juice boxes
- Gift wrap
- Photographs, blueprints and hanging file folders
- Bags that contained pet food, fertilizer, charcoal or kitty litter
How to participate: Participation requires the use of a recycling bin. This is required because it signals the truck to stop. If you would like an extra bin or need a replacement bin, please visit your local participating Westlake Ace Hardware or Price Chopper store. Bins are $9 each.
Recycle: Take your recyclables to the curb every week on the same day as your trash pick up. Every can, every day: Always remember to recycle your high value materials, like aluminum cans and newspaper!
Too much for the bin? Set extra recyclables in cardboard boxes, paper bags or plastic tubs next to the bin. If you have more than two bags of trash, purchase trash tags for the extra bags at Westlake Hardware or Price Chopper.