FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2017
In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, City offices and 311 will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. As a result, trash and recycling collection schedules will move to the holiday schedule. For example, trash normally picked up on a Monday will be picked up Tuesday and so on through the week.
Additionally, it’s going to cheaper and easier to dispose of more trash the week of December 26-30. During this week, residents can set out more than two bags of trash for free curbside pickup, without buying tags for extra trash bags. However, hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will not be accepted.
Residents are also 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.
For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202 or by email.