The City of Independence, Missouri, operates Independence Power & Light, the city's municipal electric utility, and the City of Independence Water Department. Missouri Gas Energy provides the city with gas service. Internet service providers in the area include Century Link, AT&T and Comcast.
The City of Independence does not provide residential trash service. Residents can arrange for trash pickups through companies including AAA Disposal Service, Allied/BFI and EnviroStar Waste Service. These companies offer services including curbside pickups and dumpster rentals. Compost Connection handles curbside yard waste collection. Residents can also bring there trash to the city Drop-Off Depot for a fee.