Disposing of holiday trees, lights
Residents are encouraged to recycle holiday lights and real trees. Kansas City residents can dispose of their trees for free – Saturdays only – through Jan. 13 at the city’s three leaf and brush sites: 11660 N. Main St.; 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway; and 10301 Raytown Rd. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights and ornaments. Proof of residency is required. Trees can also be dropped off at the sites Monday through Friday, but a $5 fee will be charged on those days.
Holiday lights can be recycled at several locations throughout the Kansas City area through Jan. 12, 2018. Locations include WDAF-TV Fox4, Mid-Continent Public Library, Two Men and a Truck, Minuteman Press, Walmart, City Scrap Metal and Westlake Ace Hardware.
Residents are encouraged to recycle plastics #1-7, cardboard and seasonal gift boxes. Residents can bring recyclable items, including glass, to City recycling centers. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Gift wrapping paper is not recyclable.