We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to. – Terri Swearingen

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Locations

In 2013, we once again expanded the number of recycling locations available in Cass County.  We had thirteen locations in partnership with Town & Country Disposal where residents could drop off materials 24/7.

Unfortunately, since WCA bought Town & Country Disposal, they have phased out all the drop-off recycling bins that the CCSC and Town & Country partnered to make available.  After several unsuccessful discussions with WCA, we regret to say the only bins that will remain are those that an entity (such as a City or private business) are willing to pay a monthly fee to WCA to continue. As there is a continuing recycling crisis in this country and countries across the globe, the number of recyclers is dwindling.

At this time, the only bin location in Cass County that we are aware of is CASCO at 1808 Vine Street in Harrisonville.

  • Drop off is anytime between 8:30am and 3pm. There are also bins outside or you can ring the bell.
  • CASCO uses mulitple vendors for their recycling purchases. This service is provided free of charge to citizens of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and is operated and maintained by disabled individuals with support from Casco staff.
  • Casco proudly recycles the following materials:
    • Aluminum cans only (no cans of other material)
    • Cardboard:  Needs to be flattened
    • Paper: bundled and tied or bagged (suggest paper bags!!)
    • Plastics:  #’s 1, 2, & 5 only
    • Scrap metal
    • No electronics!

With the donation of these materials, Casco is able to provide meaningful work to their disabled individuals while also helping protect natural and man-made resources.

You may also take your recycling to the WCA facility on 291 Hwy in Harrisonville.

It may be helpful for WCA to hear from you committed recyclers about the need to provide this very important community service that makes it possible for us to dispose of our household waste in a responsible manner!

In the meantime, the CCSC will be seeking to learn of any alternative means to again provide drop-off recycling locations.

MO DNR    MARC  CCSC

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13 thoughts on “Locations

  1. I am delighted to learn of Belton locations for recycling, but could easily have missed getting this info by just throwing out the flyer…..because of the very puzzling and not readily clear return address – “Cass Country Sustainability Committee” — Sorry to say, but I bet most people in the senior complex where I live would throw it out. Whereas if some
    reference to RECYCLING or some of the “liveliness” of info on inside would have been on the OUTSIDE …..more would open it. I am so glad I did. I have been driving to Grandview
    for several years….. thank you.

  2. There is no location listed for Pleasant Hill. Is the city recycling center behind the police station the reason for this omission?

    • There is a drop off point at the corner of Taylor and Pine in Pleasant Hill; however, that is not one of the locations covered by our program. We are, however, updating our locations page to include this information for people looking for recycling in that area. Thank you!

  3. Yea! So grateful for another Belton location. It seemed that the one we had was filling up very quickly. Thanks for all your great work and getting us another drop site.!

  4. What happened to the recycling bin at the Community Center in Belton? It hasn’t been there for a week or so.

    • Unfortunately, the recycling bin at the Community Center in Belton had to be removed because of need for parking space and because the asphalt on the parking lot is too thin to support the big truck that picks up the recyclables. CCSC is working with the Community Center to find an alternate location.

  5. Seems as though the bins in Belton are often overflowing. How do we find out the pick up schedule so we can be reasonably sure there is room for us to drop off?

    • Thank you for your question. We’re verifying the schedule, but have been told the bins are emptied Wednesday evening/early Thursday. So, by Thursday morning they should be emptied. We are also working on getting an additional bin in place.

  6. Thanks for all you do! The Belton site is conveniently located and easy to use. Between composting and recycling, we have cut our trash for the dump by 50%.

  7. It appears Belton has moved the recycling location. I saw this on their website on May 24th, 2015: Recycling bins are available at the Belton Fire Station #2, 16300 N Mullen Rd. Plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard are accepted.

  8. Per Belton website (http://www.belton.org/index.aspx?NID=188): “Recycling bins are available at the Belton Fire Station #2, 16300 N Mullen Rd. Plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard are accepted. “

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