Information about Recycling pickup: 

Trash, recycling and yard waste will all be picked up on the same day each week. Bulky item pickup is the first pickup day of each month. Please visit our Bulky item pickup page for details. This recycling program will not begin until January 1st, 2020

Pickup Day:

Monday pickup – West of N Scott Ave, North of North ave, South of 155th, East of Belton’s West city limits boundary

Tuesday pickup – East of Interstate 49 HWY, North of 58 Hwy, South of 155th, West of Kentucky rd

Wednesday pickup – South of North Ave, West of S Scott ave, East of S Prospect Ave, North of Belton’s south city limits boundary

Thursday pickup – East of Scott Ave, West of Interstate 49 HWY, South of 155th st, North of Belton’s south city limits boundary

The City of Belton will provide each resident with a 65 gallon recycling container near the end of December. Recycling is subscription based. Please contact the City of Belton at 816-222-2222 (example) if you would like to opt out of this service. Recycling is unlimited. If you have extra recycling that will not fit inside of the 65 gallon recycling cart you can contact the city for an extra cart, use your own cart and set out broken down boxes next the recycling cart. If a resident is choosing to use their own cart we ask that you contact our office at 816-555-5555 (example) and we will mail you recycling stickers to label your container.

The recycling market has experienced several changes over the last couple of years. (Shannon and George elaborate here to try and help educate residents). Because of this, we have setup tier pricing for recycling. Please note that recycling is still a very important service, as it diverts millions of tons of waste from landfills. As a country, if we all work together to educate consumers about “clean recycling” the price on recycling service will significantly decrease. The current recycling rates are as follows based on the charge to Constable Sanitation by the drop off facility:

Cost per household at $0 per ton drop off rate $4.38
Cost per household at $1-20 per ton drop off rate $4.92
Cost per household at $21-30 per ton drop off rate $5.19
Cost per household at $31-40 per ton drop off rate $5.46
Cost per household at $41-50 per ton drop off rate $5.73
Cost per household at $51-60 per ton drop off rate $6.06
Cost per household at $61-70 per ton drop off rate $6.27
Cost per household at $71-80 per ton drop off rate $7.69


Important notes about recycling: 

  • Our disposal drop off facility does not accept glass. Glass can be recycled at Ripples Glass drop off locations. The closest location to Belton residents is Price Chopper at 109 N Cedar St Belton, MO 64012. The container is purple. Image below:

  • “Clean Recycling” – it is important that any food or drink containers are rinsed and free of debris or liquid before being placed in the recycling container. Otherwise, they will be thrown out when dropped off at our recycling facility drop off location.

Below is a list of acceptable recycling material:


  • Aluminum and metal food cans
  • Aseptic packaging and gable top containers (mil and juice cartons)
  • Steel cans and tins


  • PET soda, milk, water, and flavored beverage bottles (#1 clear and green plastic resin)
  • HDPE detergent and fabric softener containers (#2 colored plastic resin)
  • PVC narrow neck containers only (#3 plastics resin); examples include health and beauty aid products, household cleaners
  • LDPE grocery containers (#4 plastics resin); examples include margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, six and twelve pack rings
  • PP grocery containers (#5 plastic resin); examples include yogurt cups, narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles
  • #7 plastic resin grocery – narrow neck containers only


  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeve)
  • Magazines, catalogues and telephone books
  • Kraft (brown paper) bags
  • Office, computer, notebook and gift wrap paper
  • Chipboard (cereal, cake and food mix boxes, gift boxes, etc.)
  • Carrier stock (soda and beer can carrying cases)
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Paperback books (does not include hardcover books)
  • Cardboard (no waxed covers)