Recycling Collection, Schedules, Drop Off Locations, Tips, Etc.

In our area, there are many collection events that are available for the public’s use. Below are the different types of recycling collection places and times as well as some useful tips!

Appliances & Miscellaneous Metals

When purchasing new appliances check with the retailer, as many offer recycling opportunities.

Midwest Scrap Management is a buyer of scrap iron and metals, call 1-800-521-9049 for information.
Midwest Scrap Management has two locations to serve the area.

Advantage Metals a buyer of scrap iron and metals, call 816-279-7403.

Greg’s Appliances accepts appliances for recycling. Call for details. 816-233-2585

Electronics Collections

The management of discarded electronic devices is a growing concern. Lead, for example is found in computer monitors. With the average computer monitor containing 5 lbs of lead, one can see the importance of recycling e-waste.

April 28 – 8:00am-Noon – Cameron Dog Pound – 521 S. Elm, Cameron, MO
April 28 – 1:00-5:00pm – DeKalb County Recycling Center – 601 E Main, Maysville, MO
May 5 – 8:00am-2:00pm- Lathrop Maintenance Barn – 101 Pine Street, Lathrop, MO
May 12 – 8:00am-2:00pm – Savannah City Lot – 3rd & Price Streets, Savannah, MO

Accepted for Recycling: Televisions, radios, stereo equipment, cameras, small appliances, computers, computer monitors, fax machines, printers, copiers, microwaves, gaming consoles, controllers, vacuums, coffee makers, toasters, irons, VCRs and DVD players.

Not Accepted: Smoke alarms, white goods (washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers), batteries, freon containing items (air conditioners, dehumidifiers) TVs or computer monitors that have broken glass pieces, tubes that have been removed.

Local Best Buy Stores and Goodwill Industries offer opportunities to recycle unwanted electronics. Please call your local Best Buy for specific details. Details also available at Goodwill Industries location and hours of operations can be found at Cell phone and ink jet cartridge recycling opportunities are available at area courthouses and city halls.

You can also drop off your empty Toner Cartridges at either our Bethany or our Cameron Alpha Media offices.

Scrap Tire Collections

Missouri Dept of Natural Resources Tire Dump Round Up – HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

Contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-361-4827 for information regarding clean up opportunities for groups/civic organizations.

You are encouraged the recycling of scrap tires when purchasing new tires.

Textile Recycling

Planet Aid and Disabled American Veteran (D.A.V.) provides clothing and shoe recycling opportunities at drop-off boxes located throughout the district.

If you are unable to locate a collection container in your area please call the District Office at 816-393-5250. Also you may call Planet Aid at 1-888-893-0648 for locations.

There are many thrift stores that will accept usable clothing donations as well.

Household Hazardous Waste & Ag Chemicals

A semi-permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Storage Facility will be opening up in Faucett, MO this year.
The collection and storage facility will open on May 5, 2018.

Buchanan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Storage
51 SE Houseman Street (Old MoDot Building)– Faucett, MO

Hours of operation – 1st & 3rd Saturdays 8:00am – Noon
2018 Schedule
May 5 & 19
June 2 & 16
July 7 & 21
August 4 & 18
September 1 & 15
October 6 & 20

Materials Accepted:
Enamel (flammable) Paint, strippers, varnishes, pool chemicals, and household cleaners
Adhesives, garden sprays, pesticides and ag. chemicals
Aerosol cans and fluorescent light bulbs
Batteries, antifreeze and brake fluid.
Only small quantities of items associated with residential homes.

Along with explosives, pressurized cylinders, ammunition, motor oil, infectious waste (medical) & prescription drugs.
The District has the right to refuse service, even if not listed.

Proper disposal of these unwanted products protects you, your family, as well as our groundwater.

How to Safely Dispose of Latex Paint
To safely dispose of latex paint in the trash is must be dried out. Here’s how:
1. Add equal parts clay kitty litter to latex paint in the can (one part paint to one part kitty litter). If you have more than a half a can, you can also pour the paint into a lined cardboard box then pour in cat litter.
2. Stir the cat litter into the paint until it has an oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.
3. Allow the paint and cat litter mixture to sit for one hour.
4. Throw the dried paint in the can in the trash with the lid off.

Instead of cat litter, you can use a commercial paint hardener. Follow the instructions on the label. For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard the newspaper/cardboard in the trash when dry. (From
If you have latex paint in cans that are less than 5 years old and rust-free they can be donated to support Habitat for Humanity at the ReStore; Google Habitat for Humanity to find the most convenient store. Oil-based paint is hazardous and must be disposed of at one of the household hazardous waste collections.

How to Safely Dispose of Household Alkaline Batteries
Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals—steel, zinc, and manganese—and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Due to concerns about mercury in the municipal solid waste stream, the added mercury has been eliminated from alkaline battery manufacturing.
Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. Never dispose of batteries in fire because they could explode. It is important not to dispose of large numbers of alkaline batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely dead. Grouping used batteries together can bring these live batteries into contact with one another, creating safety risks. (From The safest thing to do is to discard the used batteries in the trash when they are taken out of a device to put in new batteries.

Area Recycling Programs

Accepted Materials: Glass food & drink containers, plastics #1-7, aluminum & tin cans, cardboard, newspaper, magazines, and catalogs.
NEW – Styrofoam can now be recycled through many area programs, check your local program for acceptability.

Andrew County Collection Information
The Recycling Trailer rotates among four communities on the following schedule:
1st Saturday of each month
8:00 – 9:00am – Fillmore- Water Plant
9:30 – 10:30am – Helena- Park (Community Center)
11:00am- Noon – Cosby – Main Street
12:30 – 1:30pm – Avenue City – Oil & Grocery

Residents from each community are encouraged to participate when the trailer is in their area.
Andrew County Drop-Off Recycling Center: Located at 11th & Davis in Savannah Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Country Club Village Curbside Recycling: Call the Village Office at 816-232-4621 to receive your red recycling bin and recycling schedule.
A recycling bin is required to participate.
Place your properly prepared recyclables in the red recycling bin. Place your bin at the curb by 8 a.m.
Remember, dirty or non-recyclable material are trash and should not be placed in the recycling bin.
Savannah Curbside Recycling: Call City Hall 324-3315 for a recycling bin & collection schedule.

Clinton County Collection Information
The Recycling Trailer rotates among six communities on the following schedule:

1st Saturday of each month
9:00 – 10:00am – Lily – General Store
10:30 – 11:30am – Holt – Fire Station
Noon – 1:00pm – Osborn Co-op

2nd Saturday of each month
9:00 – 10:00am – Trimble – Post Office
10:30 – 11:30am – Hemple – General Store
Noon – 1:00pm – Perrin – Walter West (210 310th St.)

Residents from each community are encouraged to participate when the trailer is in their area.

New Now Open Recycling Drop Off Center: Located at Clinco Sheltered Workshop – 1205 W Grand, Cameron, MO Open 24 hours a day
Cameron Curbside Recycling: Prepared glass, plastic, and metal cans may be mixed and placed in green recycling bin. Please place newspaper and magazines in brown paper or plastic bags according to the weather, and flatten the cardboard.
Bins require a $3.00 deposit, and are available by calling City Hall at 816-632-2177.
Gower Curbside Recycling: Call City Hall 424-6617 for a recycling bin and collection schedule.
Lathrop Drop-Off Recycling Center: The recycling center is located behind the Fire Station.
For more information, call City Hall at 816-528-4251.
Plattsburg Curbside Recycling: Call City Hall 539-2148 for a recycling bin & collection schedule.

Dekalb County Collection Information

Maysville Curbside Recycling: Call City Hall 449-2185 for a recycling bin and pick-up schedule.
Stewartsville Curbside Recycling:Call City Hall 669-3278 for a recycling bin & pick-up schedule.
Stewartsville Drop-Off Recycling Center
located south end of Main Street (old railroad bed).
DeKalb County Drop-Off Recycling Center located behind the June Conley Building – Hwy 6
24 hour access.
For additional information, call Brenda Kennedy at the district office at 816-393-5250.

Follow these easy steps to recycle

Accepted Materials, Preparation and Not Accepted as listed below.
Materials accepted can vary from community to community. Check your local recycling programs for specifics on materials accepted.


Material Will Accept How to Prepare Will Not Accept Special Notes
GLASS Food & beverage jars and bottles that are brown, green, or clear. Rinse. Remove lid and rings. Label may stay on. Please do not break. Window glass, Pyrex, light bulbs, dishes, or mirrors. For safety reasons, please do not break.
PLASTIC Milk, water and juice jugs & any color soda bottles, soap, & detergent bottles. All #1 through #7 in the triangle on the bottom Rinse. Remove lids, flatten. Labels may stay on. Flowerpots, or motor oil containers. #1 through #7 plastic are the only kind accepted.
ALUMINUM & TIN CANS Aluminum and steel (tin) food cans. Rinse and flatten. Labels may stay on. Aluminum foil, construction material, or demolition material.
CARDBOARD Corrugated and food & tissue boxes. Flatten. Wet cardboard. Keep dry and out of sun.
PAPER All clean & dry newsprint, including inserts. All magazines and catalogs, including phone books. Also junk mail and miscellaneous office/copy paper. Stack in brown paper or plastic bags. Protect from sun and rain. Wet, dirty, or sun bleached paper. Please remove plastic wraps and staples.
STYROFOAM All clean meat trays, cups, plates, packing material, egg cartons Bag together Dirty containers