In 2019, Republic Services applied for a Special Use Permit with the city to change their current facility of employee office and truck maintenance to a Solid Waste Transfer Station. FIA researched what a solid waste transfer station would entail and visited a current Republic Service solid waste transfer station in KCMO. We also reached out to our business community to get their input.
After much research, discussions and meetings, FIA decided to oppose this permit being granted. We do not feel that it would be good for our district and actually be a detriment to our district. It would also be a burden on food manufacturing businesses adjacent to their property.
This permit was supposed to go before the full commission of the Unified Government in March 2020. But Republic Services pulled their application. If this special use permit is reapplied for, we will advise our community.
Below, you will find the application and memo to FIA.