Recycling Teds


Ted’s Trash is extremely proud of our recycling program. We’ve come up with a simple and effective way to help motivate more people to recycle!

With your help, Ted’s Trash is making it easier than ever to recycle and make a big impact on our environment!

For your convenience; we will be offering 2 options for recycling.

As of 3/1/2022 We are not able take on anymore curbside recycling customers. The routes are currently full, and we do not have the enough drivers/equipment at moment to take on more curbside recycling. Please bring recyclables to our drop-off facility located at 10800 E Truman Rd Independence, MO 64052 Mon-Friday 6AM-2PM check our Facebook page to make sure the facility hasn’t been closed do to the containers being filled to capacity. Thank you for supporting local!

  • Recycling Cart (95 Gallon) – $10.00 per month
      • Comingled recyclables accepted: Plastics#1-7, aluminum, tin, paper, magazines, books, and cardboard.
      • No plastic bags, No shredded paper, No styrofoam , No pizza boxes, No glass, food waste containers must be cleaned out and free of debris.
      • If the customer decides not to follow recycling guidelines, Ted’s Trash Service, Inc. has the right to terminate the recycling service indefinitely and remove the 95 gallon recycling  cart.
  • Ted’s Trash Rehab Facility – FREE
    • 10800 E. Truman Road Independence, MO 64052
      • Open Monday through Friday 6:00am to 2:00pm, or until the containers fill up

**Please note that daily hours of operation may vary depending on how quickly the recycle bins fill up. The recycle center will close early if the recycle bins fill up before 2:00pm.**

      • Your recyclables must be placed in the proper receptacles at the center.
      • No plastic bags, No shredded paper, No Styrofoam, No pizza boxes, & food waste containers must be cleaned out and free of debris.

Curb side pick-up for recycling takes place every week on your normal pick-up day. Place recyclables at the curb no later than 6am on your normal pickup day. One BIG thing to remember is that glass bottles are NOT accepted curbside! We offer glass bottle recycling at the Ted’s Rehab Recycling facility 10800 E Truman Rd. Please be aware of what is being recycled. Contamination is counterproductive in our goal to reduce waste.

Thanks again for choosing Ted’s Trash Service Inc, your local family owned and operated waste and recycling solution. And remember, “Don’t get wasted. Recycle.”

 Curbside Recycling Guidelines

• Recyclables can be commingled loosely in the 95 gallon recycling bin

• All containers should be thoroughly rinsed

• Labels are okay

Acceptable Recyclable Materials

• Newspaper • Advertising Inserts • Office Paper • Chipboard • Telephone Books • Carrier Stock • Envelopes • Manila File Folders • Junk Mail • Magazines • Catalogs • Aluminum Cans • Corrugated Cartons • Steel (tin) Food and (aluminum) Beverage Cans • #1-7 Plastics (NO Styrofoam) • Yogurt or Margarine Tubs • Deli or Salad Bar “Clamshells” •

Unacceptable Materials


Glass can be taken to the Ted’s Trash Recycling Drop-Off facility located at 10800 E. Truman Road.

• Automotive Product Bottles • Blueprints • Carbon Paper • Construction Paper • Shredded Paper Drink Pouches • Egg Cartons • Film Canisters • Foil • Frozen Food Containers • Frozen Juice Containers or Straws • Gift Wrap • Hanging Folders  • Microwave Trays • Motor Oil Bottles • Paper Plates or Cups • Paper Towels • Plastic Bags • Plastic Cereal Box or Cake Box Liner Bags • Plastic Lids or 6-Pack Holders • Scrap Metal • Pizza boxes • Tissue Paper • Trash • Vitamin or Prescription Bottles • Wax Cardboard • Photographs

If any unacceptable materials are included in your weekly recycling we MUST reject them. There are no exceptions. One unacceptable item can contaminate an entire load of recyclables. Thank you for your cooperation.

Customer by Accepting Services, agrees that concrete, asphalt, grass/dirt surface, water, sewer, telephone lines, gas lines, underground lines, trees and other damage may occur due to the weight and operation of our trucks and containers in the process of operation and  that Ted’s Trash Service Inc. is not liable for such damage

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