FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 5, 2016
Kansas City residents and neighborhood groups can drop off tires during the city’s last waste-tire collection of the year on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon outside Martin Luther King Elementary School, 4201 Indiana. The drop-off is free.
Proper disposal of used tires is critical for health and safety reasons. Plus, it’s illegal to leave tires on curbs or in vacant lots where they can pose environmental risks, produce a fire hazard or become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests.
During the City-observed Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, trash and recycling collection schedules will shift by one day. Trash and recycling pick-up normally scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26, will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Trash and recycling pick-up scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, will be pushed back to Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Trash amnesty is from Dec. 27-31. Residents may place up to 15 bags at the curb, but no hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will be accepted. The city’s Leaf and Brush drop-off sites are closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1-2. The last day for free Saturday leaf and brush drop-off is Jan. 14, 2017.
During the winter, drop-off sites at 11660 N. Main St. and 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The site at 4701 Deramus opens Feb. 1, 2017, for contractors, parks and recreation crews and product sales. All three sites resume regular hours March 11, 2017.
For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202.