What items can be put in the recycling bin?

Paper Products-newspaper, envelopes, junk mail, phone books, brochures, magazines

Cardboard-ream wrappers, file folders, poster board. frozen food boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, milk cartons

Plastic Containers-All household plastic containers marked with the recycling symbol (water bottles, take out, milk containers, soda bottles, soap containers, etc.)

Metal Containers-Aluminum containers, steel cans, tin cans, (beer cans, soda cans, food cans, scrap metal)

What items cannot be put in the recycling bin?

Aerosol cans, Aluminum foil, batteries, clothing, food waste, glass, mirrors, ceramic, plastic bags, shredded paper, stickers, address labels, Styrofoam, tissue, paper towels, napkins

Glass can be recycled at the  Purple Ripple Glass Bins located at the Price Chopper, 251 SW Greenwich Dr., Lee's Summit, MO  64082.


Residents have year-round access to the safe disposal of unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, florescent bulbs and house cleaners.

Residents can access the permanent facilities in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City and also can attend any of the mobile events scheduled April through October, at no charge.

For more information please visit and click on the “HHW” tab, or call 816-701-8226.

The closest events to Greenwood this year are in Blue Springs on April 28, 2018; Belton/Raymore on May 12, 2018; Grain Valley on October 20, 2018; and Lake Lotawana on October 27, 2018.   HHW mobile events.


Electronic equipment can also be recycled.  Scheduled events are usually found on the RecycleSpot website or your local paper will publish special electronic recycling events.   Attached is some information from  Surplus Exchange and what items are accepted.


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