In observance of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays, City of Kansas City, Mo., offices and the 311 Call Center will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Curbside trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day both weeks for residents who usually have Wednesday, Thursday or Friday collection.
For example, residents who usually have Wednesday collection will receive the service on Thursday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 2. Residents who usually have Friday collection will receive the service on Saturday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 4. Residents who usually have Monday or Tuesday collection will not be affected either week.
In addition, please be advised that Thursday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 31 is a “no tag” period for trash collection in the City. During this time, residents may set out up to 15 bags (or up to 500 pounds) on the curb without tags. This is done to accommodate the extra trash that is usually accumulated at this time of year. Using the City’s unlimited curbside recycling program by recycling plastics #1-7, cardboard and seasonal gift boxes can reduce the amount of trash bags being placed on the curb as well.
Christmas trees may be disposed of at the City’s Leaf and Brush Drop-off Centers. Please remember to remove all ornaments, lights and tinsel before using this service. The drop-off centers located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 11600 N. Main Street are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the drop-off center located at 10301 Raytown Road is open Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All sites are free for residents to use on Saturdays. Residents who dispose of their Christmas trees at the Chouteau Drop-off Center on its other open days will be charged $5 per tree.
Both drop-off centers will close for the season on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 and will reopen in mid-March 2014.
The City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2.
For more information about solid waste collection services, visit http://www.kcmo.org/trash or call the 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313.